Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Book Event

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I am still finding it hard to process that i’ve actually met Becky and Adam. It felt like i’d been waiting years for this event, and honestly i was stunned that it happened at all. They’re such huge names in YA and even the world now after the success of Love, Simon and it was wonderful to hear them talk in Manchester.

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Off The Shelf Event – Jamie Campbell

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On Monday night, I got the chance to see a talk with Jamie Campbell (star of documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and inspiration for the amazing musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as a part of Sheffield’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words. This was in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest where I’m currently a trainee! The talk was called Desert Island Reads and was a spin on the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.  Continue reading

Northern YA Literary Festival

On Saturday the 24th of March i attended the NYALitFest in association with UCLan and Waterstones – i attended this Sophie-less because obviously she’s ill at the most inappropriate of times. The event is in it’s first year this year and was created in order to celebrate the launch of their BA in publishing at the university.

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An Evening With Lauren James – Event

The hype for this event seemed to be massive on Twitter, and surely a lot of that came off the back of the success of The Loneliest Girl In The Universe, Lauren’s third YA novel. It was the most talked about book at YALC this year and had a huge release back in September during the height of the space themed novels that hit our shelves.

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An Evening with Lauren James Event – Manchester

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Lauren James has had one of the biggest YA releases of 2017 with her latest novel The Loneliest Girl In The Universe. It was the biggest novel to come out of YALC this year with absolutely everyone talking about it. I decided to pick up my own copy and see what the fuss was about.

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A Change is Gonna Come – Waterstones Event

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DKRREHNXUAEf6SaYesterday, I had the chance to go to an event at Manchester Waterstones all about the BAME anthology, A Change is Gonna Come. If you follow our blog here or over on Twitter you will have most likely seen that we read this for our read-along two weeks ago (if not, how on earth have you missed it?) Five of the twelve authors were speaking at the event, four of which are new voices and their story in this anthology is their first published work! This made for such interesting conversations and also made it feel more relatable in many ways. The authors on the panel were Tanya Byrne, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello and Aisha Bushby! Also, a big thanks to Charlie from Stripes Publishing who led the questions and was also really lovely to meet!

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Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland – Book Event

On the 29th of June, Louise Pentland’s debut novel was released and quickly became number one on the best sellers list. She followed the release with a book event, going across the country to discuss her YouTube career and the process of writing her first novel. I was lucky enough to list to her speak at the Manchester event, and let me tell you, an event it was.

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