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Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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SOME LIKE IT HOT: YA FICTION WORKSHOP

Monday, March 05, 2012 1:22 PM | Jennifer Gordon (Administrator)
Eight Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (March 5 to April 30 - no meeting April 9) 1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3 $175 ($155 for QWF members) 

Workshop leaders: Monique Polak and Lori Weber 

Hosted by the Quebec Writers' Federation (qwf.org) http://www.qwf.org/workshops/spring2012/polak_weber.html

To register, email julia@qwf.org. For many of us, the books we read as teens have stayed with us for the rest of our lives and may even have shaped our values and ideas on our place in the world. Today, the YA market is thriving, making it an exciting time to be a YA author. However, the genre can be challenging. The writer must create stories that engage young readers, authentically reflect their world, and speak to them in a way that is never pedantic or condescending. The writer must do all this with plots that are fast-paced and original, and with characters that are believable and never clichéd.
 
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