Main Program | Young Adult Fiction

29 Oct 2022 14:00 - 15:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

Young adult fiction can empower, educate and inspire future generations, but when writing about challenging issues, such as climate change, child trafficking, and racial discrimination, YA writers must decide how to strike a crucial balance. Our writers discuss how they explore heavy topics whilst conveying the ever-important message that a brighter future is possible.

Fiksi remaja dapat mendorong, mendidik, dan menginspirasi generasi muda, tetapi ketika menulis tentang isu-isu yang menantang, seperti perubahan iklim, perdagangan anak, dan diskriminasi rasial, penulis fiksi remaha harus memutuskan bagaimana mencapai keseimbangan yang penting. Para penulis mendiskusikan bagaimana mereka mengeksplorasi topik-topik berat dengan menyampaikan pesan penting bahwa masa depan yang lebih cerah adalah sangat mungkin diraih.


Meita Kasim

Meita Kasim began her writing career in the 1990s as a creative scriptwriter with Hard Rock FM Jakarta, whilst also working as one of their Music Directors, Radio DJs, and …

Louise Bassett

Louise Bassett writes for both young adults and adults. Her debut novel, The Hidden Girl, was shortlisted for the Ampersand Prize and her other award-winning fiction has been published internationally. …

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