Programme

 

The Northern Literary Festival

Greenbank Building, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

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Registration for General Admission is now open. Our theme this year is mental health and inclusiveness. Order your tickets here. Be sure to register for General Admission as well as the panels you are interested in.

Mental Health & Inclusiveness in YA 

16th March 2019

Doors Open – 9.45am

Workshops

10am – 11.30am Creative Writing Workshop (Melvin Burgess & Lucy Christopher)

12pm – 1.30pm – Ask the Agents (Chloe Seager, Louise Lamont & Sandra Sawicka)

Panels/Signings

10.15am – 10.45am: YA Thrillers (Will Hill & M.A. Bennett)

11am – 11.45am: Feminist Fantasy Panel (Melinda Salisbury, Samantha Shannon, Laure Eve & Rose Edwards)

11.45am – 1pm: Author Signings/Stalls/UCLan Publishing Course Tours

1pm– 1.45pm: Inclusiveness in YA Panel (Non Pratt, A.J. Hartley, Bali Rai & Mel Darbon)

1.45pm – 2.30pm: Author Signings/Stalls/UCLan Publishing Course Tours

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Shame-Less Panel (Katie Webber, Melvin Burgess, Laura Steven, Tamsin Winter)

3.15pm – 4pm: Signing/Stalls

4pm – 5pm: Mental Health Panel (Lisa Williamson, Alice Broadway, Sara Barnard, Akemi Dawn Bowman & Alexandra Sheppard)

5pm – 6pm: Signings

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Activities & Stalls

Publisher Stalls – Oxford University Press, Andersen Press, Faber, David Fickling Books, Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Bonnier, Walker, Head of Zeus, Hachette and UCLan Publishing.

The Reading Agency – Reading Well

YLG – CILIP Carnegie Medal

Face Painting – get a bookish motif by our free face painter.

Bookish jewellery and gift stalls

Book Exchange – book shelves overflowing with past reads you haven’t yet parted with? A common problem for avid readers! Why not bring your old books to our Book Exchange Stall  and swap them for something you haven’t read?

Waterstones – selling books by the authors attending our event. Cash or card accepted.

Hot Food & Drinks Vans

More to be confirmed

Please be aware that throughout the duration of the event there will be official event photography/filming taking place for marketing and promotional purposes.


Previous Events

The Supernatural & Fantastical in YA

21st July 12pm – 4.30pm

12pm – Doors Open. Get here early to secure a good seat! We’ll have bookish face painting, The Book Exchange and other activities.

1pm – Fantasy Panel. Melinda Salisbury will be chairing a discussion with Sally Green, Taran Matharu and Alexandra Christo. 4 bestselling authors join together to create a YA Fantasy discussion you don’t want to miss!

2pm – Author Signing. Melinda Salisbury, Sally Green, Taran Matharu & Alexandra Christo

3pm – Supernatural Panel. David Owen will be chairing a discussion with A.J Hartley, Melvin Burgess and Marcus Sedgwick. Be prepared to be spooked as these bestselling authors discuss everything we love about the supernatural.

4pm – Author Signing. David Owen, A.J Hartley, Marcus Sedgwick & Melvin Burgess.

Activities & Stalls

Face Painting – get a bookish motif by our free face painter. She’ll be with us until 1pm.

Book Exchange – book shelves overflowing with past reads you haven’t yet parted with? A common problem for avid readers! Why not bring your old books to our Book Exchange Stall  and swap them for something you haven’t read?

Waterstones – selling books by the authors attending our event. Cash or card accepted.

More to be confirmed.

Please be aware that throughout the duration of the event there will be official event photography/filming taking place for marketing and promotional purposes.

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