Burn the Burn Book: Real Girls in YA

Real girls in YA

What does it mean to be a ‘real’ girl? Four celebrated YA writers join forces to reflect on writing truthfully about the experiences of teenage girls – from friendships to frenemies to first loves. Don’t miss Alicia Tuckerman, Rebecca Lim, Jenna Guillaume and Tara Eglington in conversation with Youth Curator Kellie Phan.

They talk about how to write believable female protagonists without resorting to simplistic stereotypes and how they’ve each portrayed the joys, cruelties and triumphs of the teenage experience in their own work.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Riverside Theatres, Lennox Theatre
Corner of Church and Market Streets PARRAMATTA NSW 2150


Abbotsleigh Girl’s School – three day literature festival

The Abbotsleigh Literary Festival is a vibrant event run over three days on our Junior and Senior School campuses from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June 2018.

Each year, more than 2,000 visitors attend, comprising students, teachers and community members. More than 40 award-winning and leading authors present workshops, lectures and illustration lessons for adults and children.

We welcome attendees from all over the Sydney metropolitan area as well as from greater Sydney regional areas such as the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands.

Visit  the Literary Festival site to read more about the exciting sessions and workshops on offer.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Abbotsleigh Girls School