The Northern YA Literary Festival – TBR

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The Northern YA Literary Festival is right around the corner! Okay it’s a couple of months away, but i’m pretty excited about it. The event is in it’s second year and is run by Preston University. It’s a free entry event which brings together a whole host of authors from different genres, with talks, signings and much more!

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Markus Zusak Event (Blogmas)

imageAt the end of October, me, Sarah and our friend, Louise, got tickets to a talk and signing with Markus Zusak at Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester. I was so excited because I adore The Book Thief and definitely see it as one of my favourite books. After a long 13 year wait (something he kept bringing up himself!) for his next book, it’s finally here! The event and signing was to celebrate his new novel, Bridge of Clay, which I’m currently reading.  Continue reading

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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