Saturday, January 12, 2013

Part of being a young adult is wishing you didn't have to go to school. And part of being an adult is wishing you could go to school instead of work. So sometimes I listen to the iTunes U classes online. And today I found one about young adult literature, offered by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

I haven't finished listening to it, but I thought it might be of interest to some of my readers.

Fiction for Young Adults, From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, Looking for Alibrandi to The Hunger Games, students in this subject will analyse factors affecting the emergence and development of fiction for young adults as a distinctive literature category over the last twenty years. Students will also focus on recent trends in this field, including the development of a range of critical perspectives for interpreting themes, issues and responses to this literature by adults and adolescents.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I'm excited to announce that I will be attending two new (for me) conferences in upcoming months. If any of my blog readers are in the area, you should stop by!

The Write Stuff, Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
Allentown, PA
Four Points Sheraton
March 22-23

Writers Digest East Conference, Writers Digest
New York, NY
Sheraton Hotel, NYC
April 6, 2013 

CAPA-U, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association
Hartford, CT
Hartford Steam Boiler Convention Center
May 11, 2013

I hope to add more conferences to my schedule in coming weeks. Conferences are my only excuse to travel. :)