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

Upon arrival please register at the UCLan Publishing Stall

(south facing entrance)

Workshops

10am – 11.30am Creative Writing Workshop (Melvin Burgess & Lucy Christopher) Harrington Building, 1st Floor.

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

Panels/Signings

10.15am – 10.45am: YA Thrillers (Chaired by Caroline Carpenter – Will Hill & M.A. Bennett) Greenbank Lecture Theatre.

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

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

Signing: M.A. Bennett, Will Hill, Lucy Christopher, Melinda Salisbury, Samantha Shannon, Laure Eve & Rose Edwards

1pm– 1.45pm: Inclusiveness in YA Panel (Chaired by Aimée Felone – Non Pratt, A.J. Hartley, Bali Rai & Mel Darbon) Harrington Lecture Theatre.

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

Signing: Chloe Seager, Non Pratt, A.J. Hartley, Bali Rai & Mel Darbon

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Shame-Less Panel (Katherine Webber, Melvin Burgess, Laura Steven, Tamsin Winter) Harrington Lecture Theatre.

3.15pm – 4pm: Signing/Stalls

Signing: Katherine Webber, Melvin Burgess, Laura Steven, Tamsin Winter & Lisa Williamson & Alexandra Sheppard

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

5pm – 6pm: Signing

Signing: Lisa Williamson, Alice Broadway, Sara Barnard & Akemi Dawn Bowman

HOW TO FIND US

NYALitFest is held in the Social Space between the Harrington and Greenbank building highlighted on the campus map here.

Free parking is available on campus. The nearest car parks are Greenbank, Harrington, Victoria and Fylde.

If you are coming on foot from the train station, exit from the station’s main entrance, turn right and then left down Corporation Street to Ringway. Cross Ringway at the lights, turn right, then take first left down Corporation Street (shops including Aldi on your left). Straight ahead and follow signs to the University.

If you are travelling on foot from the bus station, the journey is half a mile and the University is a 15-minute walk from Preston bus station. Head towards Lancaster Road until you arrive at the Cenotaph. Turn right downhill on Friargate. Walk through pedestrianised area down to traffic lights at Ringway. Cross Ringway and continue up Friargate. Follow signs to University.

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Activities & Stalls

Publisher Stalls – Oxford University Press, Faber, David Fickling Books, Macmillan, Walker, Hachette and UCLan Publishing.

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.

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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