The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens

WRITING 700.1

Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today's most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference of prerecorded lectures and panels.

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Summer
Hybrid (Remote)
Remote
Starting at $25.00
As few as 1 day
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Why you should attend.

  • Learn from contemporary writers how works for teens can meet the needs of today’s readers
  • Get tips on how to craft plots and characters that resonate and enrapture
  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a storyteller for teens
  • Take a deep dive into genres and how to build your story worlds

About this course:

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens brings together the writing community and some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers in writing for young adults. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today’s most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference. Handouts and access to daily discussion boards included. Live Zoom panels and networking events on Saturday, August 27th. Prerecorded lectures and conversations available through September 30th.
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Your $79 registration fee includes:

  • Special keynote presentation 
  • Pre-recorded lectures and conversations on craft
  • Two live panel presentations
  • Handouts and access to daily discussion boards
  • Workshop group opportunity
  • Access to The Writer’s Voice live competition

An additional $25 fee is required to participate in the Writers Voice Competition.

View Topics and Featured Speakers

How to Register:

  • Virtual Conference (10:00am-4:30pm): Use the second Enroll button below (REG# 387814)
  • The Writer's Voice Competition (2:00pm-3:30pm): Available only to those registered for the conference. Attendees may pay an additional fee of $25 to participate. Use the first Enroll button below (REG# 387816).

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
Saturday 2:00PM - 3:30PM PT
Available
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387816
Fee:
$25.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Aug 27, 2022
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Notes

Only for Attendees of  WRITING 700.1 - 005 The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens

Attendees of The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens can pay an additional fee of $25 to participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to pitch to a panel of four acquiring agents. Winners of this competition will receive a 30-minute consultation with one of the four agents judges. For a list of judges, go to https://writers.uclaextension.edu/events/ya-symposium/

To join this event, participants must:

  1. 1. Be enrolled in The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens conference. To register for this event, go to WRITING 700.1 -004 (Registration ID# 387815), which you will find on this same course page. 

  2. 2. Download the attached PDF. Read the competition requirements before submitting the application form. 

The application deadline for this event is Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9am (PST).

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this event unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the event.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 20, 2022
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Aug 27, 2022
2:00PM PT - 3:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Saturday 10:00AM - 4:30PM PT
Available
See Details
387814
Fee:
$79.00
Hybrid (Remote)format icon
Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Aug 27, 2022
See Details
Notes

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens brings together the writing community and some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers in writing for young adults. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today’s most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference. Handouts and access to daily discussion boards included.

Live Zoom panels, The Writers Voice competition, and networking event on Saturday, August 27th

Prerecorded lectures and conversations available through September 30th.

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Abdi Nazemian

Kelly Barson
Naz Kutub
Sofia Lapuente
Henry Lien
Sonora Reyes
Tucker Shaw
Jarrod Shusterman
Sherri L. Smith

 

Registration Information

The $79 registration fee includes:

  • Keynote presentation featuring TBA

  • Pre-recorded lectures and conversations on craft

  • Two live panel presentations 

  • Handouts and access to daily discussion boards

  • Workshop group opportunity

  • Access to The Writer’s Voice live competition

For more information:
(310) 825-9415 | writers@uclaextension.edu

Refund Deadline
No refunds after August 20, 2022
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Aug 27, 2022
10:00AM PT - 4:30PM PT
Remote Classroom

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