Danielle Jawando | Creating Contemporary Young Adult Characters

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Danielle Jawando | Creating Contemporary Young Adult Characters

In this interactive workshop we will explore how to create compelling, three-dimensional characters that leap off the page.

Danielle Jawando is a writer and Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2015, Danielle worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer and has had several short plays performed at the King’s Arms in Manchester and Stratford Circus in London. Her short story ‘Kyle’s City’ (for children aged 5 to 7) was commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on iplayer in 2017. She has also written several short stories for both adults and younger readers. Danielle’s first nonfiction book for children (about the life of Maya Angelou) was published by Laurence King in 2019. Her debut YA novel 'And The Stars Were Burning Brightly' was published by Simon & Schuster this year.