The Northern Literary Festival

53 Degrees, Brook Street, Preston PR1 7BQ


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.