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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BEDM: Five Reasons To Go To YALC

Me and Sophie attended YALC last year for the first time. We just attended on Saturday, but that was enough for us to want to attend the full weekend in 2017. We will definitely be returning, so we hope to see some of you around next July too. If you’re still unsure whether to return or come for the first time (and time is running out now), i’ve created a list of the five reasons you should definitely go get a ticket.

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BEDM: An Evening With Patrick Ness – Manchester

Yesterday was the Patrick Ness evening for his latest novel Release in Manchester. It was hosted by Waterstones and held in the famous central library in the city center. Having been to a few events here held by Waterstones now, i was particularly excited.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber Event – Collab

This is a collaboration post between Sarah, here at The Little Contemporary Corner and Gemma from Gems Curiosity Blog! We ended up going to the same event for Caraval by Stephanie Garber in Manchester last week, which meant obviously loads of book blogger chat and catching up (okay, we also went to Uni together so we had A LOT to catch up on). Here’s what we got up to at the event!

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The Worlds Collide Tour – Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo

Last night i was lucky enough to attend The Worlds Collide event with Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo. These are two authors that i love immensely, so i felt very fortunate when i managed to snag a ticket to the very short U.K tour. Leigh was on the road to promote Cooked Kingdom, the second novel in her Six of Crows duology. As far as everyone was aware, Rainbow just joined on for the hell of it, spreading the joy of her five previous novels.

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