Matt Haig – Notes On A Nervous Planet at HOME MCR (BEDM)

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Trigger warning: Anxiety, depression, suicide, eating disorders & in depth mental health talks later on.

A few days go, i had the pleasure of seeing Matt Haig talk again, this time at HOME in Manchester. Myself and Sophie travelled to Doncaster last year for his tour of Notes On A Nervous Planet, and hearing Matt talk about his own issues with anxiety and depression was so inspiring and relatable, i wanted to see him again.

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Angie Thomas Event – Manchester

imageA few weeks ago, me and Sarah went to an event at Manchester Central Library to see Angie Thomas talk about her latest release, On The Come Up and answer some questions about it. I finished the book just after the event and absolutely adored it. If I could give it more than 5 stars out of 5, I truly would. The event was fantastic and I was so excited to see Angie speak.

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Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie Event At Manchester Deansgate Waterstones

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Yesterday we had the absolute pleasure of attending an event with Candice Carty-Williams at Deansgate Waterstones in Manchester. They were trailing a new kind of event that was open to the public however allowed bloggers to take the lead afterwards. Candice stuck around for a chat with the bloggers and we got to ask as many questions about Queenie and about her publishing career as we could.

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Proud Read-along Wrap Up & Book Club

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You may have noticed that we had a read-along running across our social medias between the 11th and the 22nd of March. This was all in aid of celebrating the wonderful release of Proud, a new LGBTQ+ anthology from Stripes, which was curated by Juno Dawson and includes a whole host of great YA authors and some wonderful illustrators.

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UKYABA 2019

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The time has come for this years UKYABA (U.K. YA Blogger and Vlogger Awards). It seems to have come round pretty quickly from last year, especially as they announced their involvement with YALC 2019, where the awards will actually be hosted!

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NYALitFest 2019 Wrap-Update

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Last weekend was the long awaited NYALitFest in Preston! Last year was such a wonderful event, and to top off all the incredible authors and all the fun that was had, the event is completely free! I had even more fun if possible than last year, with more of my friends and a much bigger event.

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Things Are Changing

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You might have noticed there’s quite a lot of change happening on the blog and in our lives at the moment. I wanted to put something all in a handy post for you all to let you know about upcoming events, changes to book club and other exciting things that will be happening in the future for The Little Contemporary Corner!

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