Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology edited by two Australian powerhouse YA authors: Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina.
It’s a book of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors of various ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities and abilities. Meet Me at the Intersection features the work of some excellent established writers, as well as up-and-coming names from all across Australia.
The anthology has emerged from Lim and Kwaymullina’s ongoing Voices from the Intersection initiative, which promotes YA and children’s authors of diverse backgrounds. The initiative aims to offer young readers a much broader, richer range of Australian perspectives beyond what passes for mainstream. These are stories by and about Aboriginal Australians, queer Australians, people living with disabilities and more.
At the Wheeler Centre in September, Lim and Kwaymullina along with contributors Jessica Walton and Ellen van Neerven, will discuss the meaning, and the value, of the Own Voices movement in YA writing today.
Readings will be our bookseller at this event.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer, illustrator, editor and lawyer. She is the author of over twenty books, including The Astrologer’s Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Wraith and the internationally bestselling Mercy. Her work has been shortlisted... Read more
Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer, illustrator and law academic who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is author/illustrator of numerous picture books and four science fiction novels for young adults. Her latest novel, Catching Teller Crow, was co... Read more
Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent and proud queer disabled woman. She wrote Introducing Teddy: a story about being yourself to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her kids. Introducing Teddy began as a Kickstarter project, bu... Read more
Ellen van Neerven is the award-winning author of Heat and Light, Comfort Food and Throat. They belong to the Mununjali people of the Yugambeh Nation.
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