I can't afford to attend the wonderful Reading Matters 2009 conference which happens next weekend at the State Library of Victoria and organised by the Centre for Youth and Literature. I know Adele of Persnickety Snark will be in attendance, and I'm eagerly awaiting her response!
There are a number of interesting side events, including So you want to be a YA writer? (Thursday May 28, 7 pm at Storey Hall, RMIT) which will feature YA writers such as James Roy and Alison Goodman (author of The Two Pearls of Wisdom) as well as editing, publishing, bookselling and marketing luminaries. At $15, this event is certainly within my budget and I'm a-hum with anticipation! Who's going?