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Writing for Young Audiences with Melina Marchetta and Finegan Kruckemeyer

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Auditorium 2

Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Writing for Young Audiences

Melina Marchetta's beloved novel Looking For Alibrandi is 25 years old, and to celebrate we are bringing her together with renowned Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer to discuss the essence of creating stories for children and young adults. Both writers have transformed the way we think about writing for younger audiences, creating vivid and beautiful work that places young people at the heart of reflections about culture, place and the difficult experiences children face as they grow.

About the Panel

Melina Marchetta is the writer of eight novels including The Piper's Son, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. She is the scriptwriter of Looking For Alibrandi, based on her novel which won an AFI Award, NSW Premier's Award, IF award and Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay. She has written for the ABC's Dance Academy and has completed the adaptation of her novel, On the Jellicoe Road. Her latest novel is an adult thriller, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil.

Finegan Kruckemeyer has had 81 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages, with works enjoying seasons in over 100 international festivals. He has received 36 awards over the past 13 years, including a Sidney Myer Fellowship, 2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, and five Australian Writers Guild Awards.

Panel Chair: Dr Kathryn Kelly. Kathryn is a dramaturg, theatre historian and critic who works in Performance Studies at QUT. Her dramaturgical credits include productions with every professional company in Queensland (Queensland Theatre, La Boite, JUTE, Crossroads Arts (Mackay) as well as over 70 individual productions nationally and internationally. She is currently a critic with Realtime and has published a history of Australian dramaturgy 2000-2001 in the Australian Theatre Series with Rodopi/Bril.

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Panel discussion and book signing for all

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Auditorium 2 is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at: qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

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