Festival Program


Workshop: Creating YA Characters

Sat 11 Sep, 10am

This has changed from a face-to-face workshop to an online one. Detailed instructions for participants will be provided. Please note: This workshop is not included in the MWF Digital Pass.

Beloved bestselling author Alice Pung conducts an online workshop on how to write compelling character-based YA stories. She shares insight and tips from her own writing, including her novel Laurinda, which won the Young People’s Literature prize at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Learn more about developing three-dimensional human beings, crafting dialogue and inner monologue, creating a character arc, and if and how to write characters of different backgrounds.

In partnership with Writers Victoria


2 hours 30 minutes



Event artists

Alice Pung is the bestselling award-winning author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter and Laurinda. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her other books include Close to Home and the Marly books for Penguin's Our Australian Girl series. Her latest book is One Hundred Days.

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