Saturday 4th March
Two of the most exciting debut Young Adult books from 2016, Louise Gornall’s Under Rose Tinted Skies and Liz Flannagan’s Eden Summer both drew on real life experiences. Organised as part of the wider offer around the Lancashire Book of the Year, this special event explores how reading and stories can contextualise life experiences. This session will be hosted by the creator of the #YATakeover, Chris Moore and followed by a series of readings by young people.
Venue: The Gallery, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
Tickets: £3 per event or SPECIAL OFFER £5 for both events
Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways:
In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres
By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808
Liz Flannagan’s debut novel Eden Summer is published by David Fickling Books and was partially influenced by the real life case of Sophie Lancaster who was tragically killed in East Lancashire. As well as being an author, Liz is an enormously knowledgeable and passionate enthusiast for Young Adult fiction.
Based in North Lancashire, Louise Gornall’s first novel, Under Rose Tinted Skies, was published to great acclaim by the Chicken House in 2016. Louise’s book explores agoraphobia and anxiety and draws upon some of her own life experiences. It’s an important work that helps to remove stigma surrounding mental health.
Voice and Vision: 3:30pm
Forging a Place in New Media
Join blogger and social media extraordinaire, Chris Moore for a workshop
exploring voice and vision. If you have ever wanted to set up a blog or have been interested in creating a buzz around books, this is the event for you!
Chris is a key influencer in Young Adult fiction and is a regular commentator on children and young adult publishing on his blog the YAfictionados where he also reviews and helps to lead and manage guest bloggers. In addition to his innovative work in digital marketing, Chris has also worked with numerous publishers, leading charity BookTrust and has been involved with programming for the Manchester Children’s Book Festival and hosting at the Lancashire Book of the Year and YAShot.