Kids & YA Festival 2020

Saturday 27 June 2020, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Submissions for the Kids and YA Festival have now closed.


Writing NSW is delighted to announce that our Kids & YA Festival on Saturday 27 June 2020, will be directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell. To ensure the Festival will cover the emerging trends and diversity of voices in the field, Belinda is calling for submissions from people involved in the writing community.

Submissions may come from authors, illustrators, e-book and traditional trade publishers, independent publishers, agents and other interested parties. Involvement may take the form of panel speakers, chair responsibilities, mentoring or manuscript feedback sessions.

Festival Director Belinda Murrell says:

“I’m thrilled to be directing the 2020 Festival and am looking forward to putting together a fresh, informative and inspiring program,” Murrell said. “A stellar lineup of speakers will share their diverse experiences and insights into creating books for children and young adults.”

The 2020 Kids & YA Festival is at the Writing NSW site in Callan Park, Lilyfield on Saturday 27 June.

The festival program will be released in May 2020, at this time tickets will also be made available for purchase.

In the mean time, if you have any questions please contact us here.

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The program will be announced and tickets made available for purchase in May 2020.

Kids & YA Festival 2020


The 2020 Kids & YA Festival will take place on Saturday 27 June! Directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell, this year’s Festival showcases some of Australia’s best-known and dearly loved authors, illustrators, publishers, media personnel and industry professionals.

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