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06: Subverting Tropes in YA with Shivaun Plozza

What:
Breakout session
When:
1:00 PM, Saturday 18 Aug 2018 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Breaks:
Afternoon tea   02:30 PM to 03:00 PM (30 minutes)
Where:
Melbourne Room (main conference floor)
How:
Discussion:
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This fun, hands-on workshop will examine four of the most common romantic tropes in YA:

  • Good girl falls for bad boy
  • The love triangle
  • The girl/boy next door
  • The forbidden love

In doing so, participants will respond to questions such as: What makes these tropes so common in YA? Why do readers enjoy them? What do readers find frustrating about these tropes? How can writers bring a fresh and engaging approach to romance in YA by subverting existing tropes?