Festival Program


Meet Me at the Intersection

Sun 1 Sep, 11.30am
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Enjoy an entire day of Young Adult literary programming featuring author talks, panels and in-depth conversations at MWF19’s YA Day.

Writers whose voices are seldom heard – those who are First Nations, people of colour, queer or living with a disability – come together in Meet Me at the Intersection. Three contributors to the anthology share a snippet of their work. With Rebecca Lim.


1 hour


Session Artists

Jordi Kerr is a writer, a youth literature advocate, a gender rebel, and a #spoonie. Their short story ‘Sheer Fortune' is featured in the Meet Me at the Intersection anthology. Currently an LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice advocate, Jordi previously worked at the Centre for Youth Literature, helping young adults engage with books, stories, and writing.

Rebecca Lim is a writer, illustrator and lawyer. The author of nineteen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter, a Kirkus Best Book and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, and the bestselling Mercy, her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award and Aurealis Award, among others. She is a co-founder of Voices from the Intersection.

Jessica Walton is the author of Introducing Teddy (2016) and 'Stars in Our Eyes', a short story about a disabled teen for YA anthology Meet Me at the Intersection (2018). Jess completed a 2017 Writers Victoria Writeability Fellowship focused on disability poetry, and co-wrote a disability-themed episode of comedy show Get Krack!n which aired in 2019.

Ellen van Neerven is a Mununjali Yugambeh writer from South East Queensland. Ellen's books include Heat and Light (UQP, 2014) and Comfort Food (UQP, 2016).

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