The Northern Literary Festival

53 Degrees, Brook Street, Preston PR1 7BQ

10am – Doors Open. Come and browse our stalls, meet some of the authors before they present, and get your books signed. Authors signing – Danny Weston.

11am – Getting into Publishing. Join us for a unique discussion on publishing with renowned authors Teri Terry, Danny Weston and Anna Day. We’ll be hearing about how they got published, their inspirations and themes and issues in current publishing. Chaired by Kevin Duffy, founder of independent publisher, Bluemoose Books.

12pm – Signings. Terri Terry, Annabel Pitcher, Danny Weston, Samantha Shannon (other authors participating yet to be confirmed).

1.30pm – Feminism in YA. What better way to celebrate the Centenary of the Woman’s Vote than by joining us for our second panel event of the day? We’re thrilled to be welcoming Katherine Webber, Annabel Pitcher, Lauren James and debut author Matt Killeen. They’ll be discussing their inspirations, and the empowering characters they have created.

2.30pm – Signings. Laura Stevens, Annabel Pitcher (authors participating yet to be confirmed)

3.30pm- Join author Alwyn Hamilton to hear about the epic conclusion to her hugely popular Rebel of the Sands story: Hero at the Fall. She’ll be around before and after for signing sessions – Last chance to get your books signed.

4.30pm – Holly Black in conversation with Samantha Shannon. Join the internationally acclaimed bestselling author Holly Black, at this special event for super fans to celebrate the launch of her new novel The Cruel Prince, the first book in a brand new series.

Holly Black will be interviewed on stage by Samantha Shannon about the highly anticipated new series.

5.30pm – Signing with Holly Black

6.30pm – Close

Participating Stalls Confirmed

Waterstones selling titles by authors appearing

Lancashire Libraries

Taken Moons selling bookish inspired candles

Bakes by Susannah selling specially designed book cupcakes

Publisher Promo Stands – freebies available


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