Young Adult Week

For lovers of Young Adult books, the Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant is organizing an online Young Adult Week for young people (15+), in collaboration with Bibliotheek Nieuwe Veste (Breda).

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May 3 through May 15 is Young Adult Week. During this week of creativity, young people can participate in fun writing workshops, discover original fan fiction and YA books, and let their imaginations run wild while creating their (fan fiction) book trailer. The workshops are free and take place online. To register, visit www.bibliotheekmb.nl.

Online Young Adult Week is all about creativity and inspiration from the comfort of your own home. For this week, the Central Brabant Library is joining forces with the New Veste Library.

"The corona crisis is forcing us to look further. It doe…

May 3 through May 15 is Young Adult Week. During this week of creativity, young people can participate in fun writing workshops, discover original fan fiction and YA books, and let their imaginations run wild while creating their (fan fiction) book trailer. The workshops are free and take place online. To register, visit www.bibliotheekmb.nl.

Online Young Adult Week is all about creativity and inspiration from the comfort of your own home. For this week, the Central Brabant Library is joining forces with the New Veste Library.

"The corona crisis is forcing us to look further. It doesn't take long before you find an online alternative. We think it's important that young people can further develop their passion and creativity during this crisis. Fellow libraries thought so too. Why not join forces? This way, there is an even greater creative range from which young people can choose," says Desiree van Beurden, programmer at the Central Brabant Library.

During Young Adult Week, two writing workshops will take place. On Monday, May 3, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., YA author Cindy Paul and illustrator Renée Zonneveld will lay the groundwork for writing a Young Adult story. Young adults will learn about how to approach writing a story, the pitfalls, and how to deal with them. Fan fiction writer Marika Holaman will give a Q&A about her experiences with writing a story and fan fiction, which ties in nicely with the workshop on May 7. On Friday, May 7, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., fan fiction and fantasy writer Rima Orie will give a Fan Fiction Workshop, in which she will go through all the ingredients for writing catchy fan fiction. Young people will learn how to create suspense in a story, so readers will keep reading. She also talks about how fan fiction helped her write her fantasy novel The Swindler Prince. On Saturday, May 15, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the makerscoaches of Makersbase Breda will give a Workshop on 'Making Fan trailers.' During this workshop participants will be given digital tools to turn their story into their own (fan fiction) book trailer.

About Cindy Paul and Renée Zonneveld
YA writer Cindy Paul and illustrator Renée Zonneveld have published four books together, including the book For Ever. They are incredibly passionate about stories in all shapes and sizes, including short stories and Instagram stories.

About Rima Orie
Rima Orie wrote fan fiction for years on online platforms like Wattpad and Sweek, where her stories excited hundreds to thousands of teens and other readers. Out of more than 300 entries, she became the winner of the Moon YA Contest in 2018 with her book The Swindler Prince, which won her a publishing contract. The Swindler Prince was nominated for Young Adult book of the Year in 2019 by chicklit.co.uk. It was also included by Hebban in their list of The 19 Young Adult books of 2019 and on the Hebban Debut Prize Longlist. Finally, the book was nominated for Best Book for Young Adult in 2020. Her second book, called "In the Cursed Heart," will be released in fall 2021.

Registration information for the Young Adult Week workshops: Writing workshop by Cindy Paul and Renée Zonneveld

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