The City of Melbourne is sponsoring a Sleepers Salon Special on young adult fiction. Meme McDonald, Eva Mills, Lucy Sussex and I will be at the Trades Hall Bar, corner of Victoria and Lygon street, Carlton, and we'll start yacking at 8 p.m.
Meme McDonald (Love Like Water), acclaimed author of fiction that uniquely explores indigenous themes, in conversation with Allen and Unwin's own Eva Mills. Then, Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes), award-winning young adult and junior fiction writer, will be discussing all things writing and writerly with Lucy Sussex (A Tour Guide in Utopia). Coinciding with the State Library of Victoria's 'Reading Matters' Conference, this Salon will explore the trials and tribulations of writing for young adults, illuminating what makes this area of fiction so appealing. There will be plenty of give-aways, bookshop action, and most likely, Sleepers' incredible flying chocolate show.
Resist if you can; it'll only set you back $6.