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Holden Sheppard: Pushed to the Limits

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Acclaimed YA author Holden Sheppard talks about the jagged edges of adolescence.

About

Adolescence is all about transformation, risk, passion – but what happens when young people are pushed to their limits?

Author Holden Sheppard has been widely acclaimed for his YA novels, which explore these limits with nuance and compassion. In his new book, The Brink, a group of schoolies confront a life-changing tragedy on a trip they’ll never forget. In Sheppard’s award-winning debut novel (and its forthcoming television adaptation) Invisible Boys, three teenage boys come to terms with their homosexuality in a town where queerness is invisible.

At this event, hear Sheppard discuss the jagged edges of adolescence.

The bookseller for this event is Readings.

Illustration by Megan Herbert.

The Wheeler Centre’s programming for young audiences is generously supported The Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon AC and The Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC.

 

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Holden Sheppard will be wearing a mask at this event and requests that audience members also wear a mask while in the venue.

 

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilets available

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Wheeler Education

In the extraordinary times we live in, Wheeler Education is here to bring the world to teens – and teens to the world. Our programme offers a range of events that prioritises the voices and experiences of young people – on the stage, and off.

 

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Featuring

Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) won multiple accolades, including the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer. In 2020, it was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and named... Read more

C.S. Pacat

C.S. Pacat is the best-selling author of the Captive Prince trilogy, and the comic Fence. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and writes in Melbourne.  Her first novel began i... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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