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Northern YA Lit Fest UCLAN - 24/3/18

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~If you were a child in the 80’s you may have been impressed with the science fiction films that were popular  during this decade. This helped you capture your imagination and you designed your childhood around the make-believe movies that fascinated you.

A book can create a similar experience. It does however, require more imagination and concentration to allow the story to develop in your mind and heart.

As we reach adolescence thoughts about the world change and we desire more substantial films and books to inspire and influence our creativity. It’s around this age that Careers Advisors visit Secondary Schools and discuss with pupils what they wish to study at College and then on in to University. It’s this critical point that can determine a teenagers future and the direction they decide to follow.

On Saturday 24th March 2018 you can be part of  an exciting event catered for students who wish to choose subjects in literature, creative writing, media studies and business studies. Preston’s first ever Northern YA Literature Festival is taking place at UCLAN.

The day will  celebrate contemporary  young adult books and authors with a wide range of talks enabling young people to seek the best advice and guidance when it comes to 1. The publishing industry and 2. Meeting critically acclaimed and international best selling authors.

Here is the complete schedule of the day’s events :-

Getting into Publishing, 11am-12pm

This hour long talk will include a panel discussion with renowned authors Danny Weston, Teri Terry and Anna Day. Learn how they got published, their inspirations, and themes in current publishing – with a signing afterwards.

Girl Power, Feminism in YA, 1.30pm-3pm

To coincide  with the Centenary of the Woman’s Vote you can hear  inspiring talks by Katherine Webber, Annabel Pitcher, Lauren James and Matt Killeen as they discuss their empowering characters they have created.

Holly Black in conversation with Samantha Shannon, 4pm-6.30pm.

Experience an exciting interview with internationally acclaimed bestselling author Holly Black and Samantha Shannon, as she is interviewed on stage about her highly anticipated new series. This special ticket-only event will allow super fans to celebrate the launch of Holly Black’s new novel The Cruel Prince, the first book in a brand new series. This event will only be permitted with valid tickets, and Holly will be staying for a signing afterwards.

In addition to the above taking place you may wish to dive -in to the pop-up stall courtesy of Preston bookshop Waterstones. They will be on hand for the public to buy the books discussed throughout the day as well as author signing and freebies available too.

You can also take the time out of this busy day by having the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet well-renowned authors and industry professionals as they discuss their joy and real passion for their work.

You can reserve tickets for any of the events via Event Brite.com  and you can keep up to date with the Northern YA Literature Festival on face book.

As an adult in the 21st Century you may be inspired by a recent book or movie and feel you’d like to go down a similar path as those mentioned above. Why not take advantage of what this day has in store?……

Preston’s first ever Northern YA Literature Festival  hosted by UCLAN , in partnership with Waterstones,  24th  March 2018.

^Alex Ashworth.