Friday 29 Sept - Sunday 8 Oct 2017

Events for Young Adults

Our Young Adult (YA) programme includes BBC Radio 1 presenter and former fashion stylist, Gemma Cairney, with pop-culture obsessive Young Adult (YA) author Amy Alward and author of Beautiful Broken Things (recommended by the Zoella Book Club) Sara Barnard, to talk about all things teen when it comes to book hot picks.  Other big names in our YA programme include Alex Bell and Sharon Gosling; Jess Butterworth, Sarah Driver and Amy Wilson; Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon and Maggie Harcourt

 

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Red Eye Horror with Alex Bell & Sharon Gosling: Alex Bell reveals all about the creation of her much-anticipated prequel to Zoella Book Club pick Frozen Charlotte and Sharon Gosling talks about her chilling horror, Fir, which sees a family cut off and scared witless in some frozen Scandi wasteland. Book Here

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER

Learning to Write for Young People with Jess Butterworth, Sarah Driver & Amy Wilson: Want to write for children and teens? Here are three talented graduates from Bath Spa University’s MA courses in Creative Writing who have all received publishing deals to set their writing careers afire. Book Here

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan: We Come Apart is the first book written by two of the biggest names in YA literature today. Hear how they joined forces on this extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration. Book Here

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 

Creative Writing Masterclass for Teens with Emily BarrJoin the author of The One Memory of Flora Banks as she explores the essential elements that contribute to the creation of an enthralling story. Book Here

Michael Grant, Teri Terry & Nick LakeThree authors with mighty imaginations – telling stories of monsters, contagion and space-born teens – all with an unputdownable otherworldy twist. Hear them talk about the fantastical inspirations for their new books. Book Here

Lauren James, Tom Ellen & Lucy IvisonAll you need is love. So say these authors – or do they? There’s more to their new books than a love story. Find out here! Book Here

Amy Alward, Gemma Cairney & Sara BarnardJoin Radio 1’s resident agony aunt Gemma Cairney, author (and editor of Zoe Sugg’s books) Amy Alward and Zoella Book Club pick Sara Barnard for much chat and laughs. Book Here

Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon & Maggie HarcourtCosplayers unite! Come dressed as your favourite character and be rewarded with kudos and admiration from our panel of similarly-attired teen authors. Book Here

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