From her blogger beginnings as Persnickety Snark, Adele Walsh has been an advocate and champion for youth literature, and its intended teen audience. As the Program Coordinator for the State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature, Adele creates, designs, implements, and evaluates learning and literacy programs built around and for young people. Under her leadership, initiatives including the Reading Matters conference, Story Camp, and the Inky Awards have flourished to become established, highly regarded literary institutions. Outside of her day-to-day role, Adele is an in-demand moderator, presenter, and teacher, an ongoing outspoken advocate for youth readers, and founding co-host of the literary podcast, Unladylike.
In this episode we discuss:
- March For Our Lives
- Sydney Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival
- John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers administered by Express Media
- Love & Basketball movie
- Black Hands podcast
Say hi to Adele on Twitter at @snarkywench!
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Sally & Amy