Young Adult Book Discussion Group

In early 2020 Burnside Library initiated a Young Adult (YA) Book Discussion Group. Despite COVID-19 restrictions the group has grown and is at the point of splitting into two groups. They meet monthly in the Library on Thursday evenings.

In April they invited an Adelaide author to a meeting, Poppy Nwosu (pictured), author of many titles including Making Friends with Alice Dyson. The members of the group read her novel in the month leading up to the meeting and came prepared with comments and questions about her novels. The group loved hearing about Poppy’s creative process, daily writing routine and ‘writing perks’ such as purposefully NOT describing how a character looks because she likes to leave that up to the reader. During the meeting, Poppy even gave away some copies of another of her novels Taking Down Evelyn Tait. The group really enjoyed having an author attend the plan is to have other Young Adult authors attend in the future.

YA Book Discussion Group is run by one of Council’s friendly and dedicated volunteers, Kiana and she is always looking for new members. If you have a 14 - 23 year old in your family who loves to read YA novels, meet people and talk about books, please contact the Burnside Library on 8366 4280 to register their interest.

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