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KYD at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival

With over five hundred events in the program, we know the hardest part is working out how to see as much as possible. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a mini KYD-themed program, so you know exactly where you can catch the team during the festival. Read more »

The (Literary) Trivia Night to End All Trivia Nights Returns on the 23rd of July!

Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk? Can you name every Booker prize winner from the past decade? If just the thought of answering these questions has worked you up into a literary lather, then we have the event for you! Read more »

July Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Oliver Mol’s Lion Attack!

July’s Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event features Oliver Mol discussing his funny, energetic and original coming-of-age story, Lion Attack! Read more »

OzYA: The editor, the author, the librarian and the blogger

Join us and the team from Readings Books for a lively discussion about young adult fiction in Australia: Who’s reading it, and why? Are there enough diverse voices? How can we all do it better? Read more »

June Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Rochelle Siemienowicz’s Fallen

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in June, former Killings columnist Rochelle Siemienowicz will discuss her frank, compelling and beautifully written debut memoir, Fallen: A Memoir About Sex, Religion and Marrying Too Young. Read more »

KYD at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015

With a massive line-up of artists and events, the tricky part is working out how to see as much as possible. Check out our EWF guide below to see where you can get your KYD fix during the festival. Read more »

Writing Character: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

Characters are the beating heart of most stories – but what makes some characters more compelling than others? How do you create a unique voice for your narrator or protagonist? This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create well-developed, complex characters. Read more »

[SOLD OUT] Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

‘If they aren’t in interesting situations, characters can’t be major characters, not even if you have the rest of the troop talk their heads off about them.’
So said PG Wodehouse about plot. This day-long workshop is designed to teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline. Read more »

Polishing Your Draft: A KYD Writers Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

Completing a first draft is often only the beginning of a journey to publication. What follows it is the crucial – and often troublesome – process of rewriting, redrafting and crafting your manuscript for submission to publishers. This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine. Read more »

KYD at EWF: Nerds Gone Wild

We know that writers are word nerds, but what other passions are they hiding? Join Kill Your Darlings and six of our favourite writers as they confess their nerdy fascinations and secret obsessions. It will be a night of fun and fandom, where good taste is abandoned for a daggy celebration of the things that really make writers tick. Read more »