‘Hear It! A panel of guest speakers discussing reading and writing for teenagers’followed by supper Tuesday October 30th 2012 7pm Healy Wilson Theatre, Whitefriars College
Declan is one of Australia’s leading comedy writers and motivational speakers and is a very funny guy. He has performed at the Comedy festival, the fringe Festival and written for television shows like Rove. He has been published in The Big Issue, Beat, and Inpress, and has appeared on Triple R and Triple J. Declan is very experienced working with all-boy audiences and appeals to young adults and their parents alike. He has spoken at over 600 different schools around Australia. He has never been pelted with fruit, although his Dad once threw a Whopper with cheese at him for talking during The Bill.
Tim Pegler is the acclaimed YA author of books such as Game as Ned and Five parts dead. He is an award-winning journalist, extensively published in newspapers, magazines and online. Tim’s experience covering social issues, such as homelessness, disability and juvenile justice, provides the foundation for much of his writing for young adults.
Bec Kavanagh is a reviewer, freelance writer & YA fiction specialist. She is the founder of A Thousand Words Festival, which celebrates and encourages the reading and writing of young adult fiction. In 2010 she appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival and AussieCon4 (the 68th World Science Fiction Convention). Bec has a breadth of experience reviewing an endless amount of YA novels and running ‘book selection/recommendation’ type sessions for students, staff and parents.