Festival Program

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Pop Culture Currency

Sun 1 Sep, 2.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, 13 Reasons Why, Dumplin’ – and more – prove there is serious pop culture currency in breathing new life into YA fiction on streaming services such as Netflix and Stan. Two award-winning authors – Jenna Guillaume and Lili Wilkinson – discuss this phenomenon with Adele Walsh.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

5637

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Jenna Guillaume is the author of What I Like About Me, a funny and heartfelt YA rom-com. She is also a journalist who writes about pop culture, feminism and Australian identity. Jenna grew up in Wollongong and now lives in Sydney.

Adele Walsh has devoted over a decade to being an advocate for youth literature. Well known as the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Youth Literature, Adele crafted and implemented learning and literacy programs for young people. She is the Creative Producer for State Library Victoria’s new creative enterprise spaces, opening late 2019.

Lili Wilkinson is the author of twelve books, including Pink and The Boundless Sublime. She established insideadog.com.au and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Her latest novel is After The Lights Go Out.

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