Our 11th CYA Conference program was held:

When: 2nd July 2016

Where: TAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus,
66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane.

This conference is aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by authors, illustrators and industry professionals.

James Phelan, Judy Horacek, Brian FalknerKatrina GermeinRenee Treml, Aleesah Darlison, Dee White, Chrissie Krebs, Megan Forward, Shannon Horsfall and Yvonne Mes . 

On site editors include: Lisa Berryman - HarperCollins, Marisa Pintado - Hardie Grant Egmont, Maryann Ballantyne - Blackdog Books, Imprint of Walker Books,  Rochelle Manners - Wombat Books & Rhiza PressClare Hallifax  Scholastic, Zoe Walton - Penguin Random House Australia, Clair Hume - Affirm Press and Kristina Schulz - University of Queensland Press (UQP). 

Agents: Alex Adsett - Alex Adsett Publishing Services and via Skype from the USA - Jill Corcoran - Jill Cororan Literacy Agency and Michelle Johnson - Inklings Literary Agency, and self Publishing: Tadaa Children’s Booksmith. 

 Our CYA success stories once again show cased that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication.

Editor and agent appointments as well as a web site development critique will be held, these are 15 minute one-on-one style, work pre-read/previewed appointments. 

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