Danielle Binks
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Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, literary agent, and youth literature advocate. She edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, a collection of new Australian young adult writing by some of Australia’s favourite YA authors and inspired by the grassroots #LoveOzYA movement. A short story in a #LoveOzYA anthology is her first book publication, and marks her as an emerging voice in the Australian YA landscape. She established her book review blog Alpha Reader in 2009, the same year she completed professional writing and editing studies at RMIT.

Sessions - Danielle’s engaging and informative sessions promote #LoveOzYA and ‘Read Local’ to Aussie teens – celebrating our national youth literature and why it’s important to ‘explore our own backyard’ of local books and authors. She also shares how she went from writing fan fiction to becoming an influential Book Blogger, and how to get started in the publishing industry. Grades 8-12

Workshop - The Fundamentals of Short Story Writing. Grades 9-12
Scheduled book talks:
Session 118 on Thursday 19 July at 10:45am - 11:30am; Grades 8-10
Session 127 on Thursday 19 July at 12:15pm - 1pm; Grades 9-12
Session 138 Thursday 19 July at 1:30pm - 2:15pm; Grades 8-10
Session 209 Friday 20 July at 09:30am - 10:15am; Grades 10-12
Session 220 Friday 20 July at 10:45am - 11:30am; Grades 9-12 (Workshop)
Session 228 Friday 20 July at 12:15pm - 1pm; Grades 8-10