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Lost in Space: A Live Choose Your Own Adventure


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Prepare for an out-of-this-world literary adventure of your own choosing as best-selling YA authors Amie Kaufman and Lili Wilkinson launch into a world created by our teen writers.

About the Event

Interstellar authors Amie Kaufman and Lili Wilkinson take one giant leap into an unknown universe created by galactically good teen writers.

Using a setting and premise crafted by talented teens, Amie and Lili will bring this cosmic creation to life in a special Spring Fling event. YOU, the audience, will be mission control and YOUR decisions will determine the characters’ fate. Will they survive deep space? Discover a new planet? Meet their intergalactic demise?

Only time will tell.


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Accessible toilets available

Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Wheelchair accessible

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About the Bookseller

The bookseller for this event is Readings.


About Spring Fling

Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.

We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.

Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.


Spring Fling


Saskia de Leeuw Kyle

Saskia de Leeuw Kyle (she/her) is a writer and aspiring journalist based in Melbourne. She loves to write and read fiction (especially YA romcoms). You can find her work on the website Rosie Respect. She was a member of the 2023 YMCA Youth Press Gallery and the winner of the 2023 One Teen Story Comp... Read more

Poppy Holden

Poppy Holden is a Year 10 student from Melbourne.

She won the Stonnington ‘What’s Your Story?’ competition in 2019 and 2021, and the VATE ‘A Story in Miniature’ in 2022. She has always loved stories – reading them and writing them.

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy, whose award-winning work has been translated into nearly 30 languages. Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing.... Read more

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of eighteen books for young people, including The Erasure Initiative and After the Lights Go Out. Lili has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and is a passionate advocate for YA and the young people who read it, establishing the Inky Awards at the Cen... Read more

Sharon Zhang

Sharon Zhang is an Asian-Australian, Melbourne-based poet and author. Her work has been published by Asian American Writer’s Workshop, Voiceworks, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere. She is a mentee at Adroit and an editor at Polyphony Lit. She is a 2022 Foyle Young Poet of the year and the author of ... Read more


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