Young Adult Fiction: Martyn Bedford & Cat Clarke, Guest: Anne Fine

Young Adult Fiction: Martyn Bedford & Cat Clarke, Guest: Anne Fine

Date(s) - Mon 1st Aug - Sat 6th Aug, 2016
5:00pm - 10:00am

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

The Kids Are Alright: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Writing young adult fiction comes with its own demands. Do you want to reach the teen audience, but unsure how to hit the right tone? Make your story a page-turning read? Develop credible characters without cliché? Through a series of workshops and tutorials, the tutors will guide you through how write young adult fiction and engage an audience of readers on the verge of adulthood.

Martyn Bedford’s three young-adult novels are: Flip, shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Never Ending and Twenty Questions for Gloria (Spring 2016). He teaches creative writing at Leeds Trinity University.

Cat Clarke was born in Zambia and brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire. She’s written non-fiction for children, and now writes contemporary young adult novels. She won the Lancashire Book of the Year Award and the Redbridge Teenage Book Award, and her latest novel, The Lost and Found, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Anne Fine is twice winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and both of her most recent novels for young adults, The Road of Bones and Blood Family, have also been shortlisted for this prize. Anne is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and her work has been translated into over forty languages. She was the National Children’s Laureate.

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