Festival Program

Highlight Event

YA’ll for Brunch?

Sun 1 Sep, 10am
The Moat

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

Join some of YA Day’s moderators and artists for brunch, hosted by the matchless Michael Earp. Filled with discussion, giveaways, brunch and happy, warm feelings (did we mention brunch?), this special start to the day is the perfect opportunity to caffeinate and acquaint.


1 hour


Session Artists

Michael is a children’s literature specialist who has worked for a children’s publisher and as bookseller for over fifteen years, currently at The Little Bookroom. His writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis. He is editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and contributor to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories.

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