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Under Pressure

Youth – the best of times, the worst of times

A.J. Betts
Graham Akhurst (photo credit Giovana Schluter Nunes)
Erin Gough (photo credit Sally Flegg)
Saturday 25 May 2024
Event Code: YA2
Anxiety is on the rise, perhaps unsurprisingly; it’s not easy balancing everyday adolescent problems with bigger-picture environmental and societal shifts.

Graham Akhurst (Borderland), A.J. Betts (One Song) and Erin Gough (Into the Mouth of the Wolf) write thrilling, funny and heartbreaking books that reflect our modern times. Their characters deal with natural disasters, lost connection to Country and community, imposter syndrome and more. Hear them discuss writing for today’s young readers and beyond.
Carriageworks, Track 12
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015