The Kids & YA Festival was held on Saturday 25 June, 2022 at Writing NSW, Callan Park.
Directed by award-winning, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell, this year’s Festival showcased some of Australia’s best-known and dearly loved authors, illustrators, publishers, media personnel and industry professionals, many of whom have achieved international success.
The 2022 Kids & YA Festival examined emerging trends, engaged with celebrated authors, and offered informative and inspiring sessions on writing for children and young adults.
In our first session, Writing with Passion, Belinda Murrell spoke to Deb Abela about the highs and lows of her career, her passions, being part of a writing community, and more.
We also recorded Building Career Longevity: Publicity, social media, marketing and resilience, with Dot Tonkin, Paul Macdonald, Mick Elliott and Belinda Murrell. The highly successful professionals discussed the business of publishing, including creating dynamic author platforms, social media, dealing with publishers and booksellers, advances and more.
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