Do you fancy a summer’s day by the seaside with BOOKS? (Let’s face it, who doesn’t?) Do you live in the South East of England? Or have you got super-powers that enable you to travel huge distances in the blink of an eye? Because…
On Saturday July 11th at the Jubilee Library, in central Brighton, you can join a whole host of writers – including me – for an amazing day all about books. And what’s more, this is a free event. Woohoo!
The day pans out as follows:
11am: Action! Adventure! How writers keep stories exciting for younger readers, Middle Grade panel (suitable for ages 8+) featuring AF Harrold (THE IMAGINARY), Julia Lee (THE DANGEROUS DISCOVERIES OF GULLY POTCHARD), Tatum Flynn (THE D’EVIL DIARIES)
Noon: A World of Pure Imagination: Middle Grade (8+) workshop run by Cameron McAllister (THE TIN SNAIL)
Noon: Writing It Real: Characters and Setting. YA (14+) workshop run by Jane McLoughlin (AT YELLOW LAKE, THE CROWHAM MARTYRS)
1.45pm: Way To Go! Four writers discuss the very different journeys their characters go on. Older MG/Younger YA panel (11+), featuring Nikki Sheehan (WHO FRAMED KLARIS CLIFF), Jenny McLachlan (FLIRTY DANCING), Sarah Sky (CODE RED LIPSTICK), Jon Walter (MY NAME’S NOT FRIDAY)
3.15pm: Toxic! Problematic relationships and dangerous friendships. YA panel (14+), featuring Lisa Heathfield (SEED), Eve Ainsworth (7 DAYS), Jess Vallance (BIRDY)
Panels will be moderated by award-winning blogger Vivienne DaCosta, and each panel will end with a Q&A session.
Participating authors will also be signing their books at various times throughout the day, thanks to our lovely local children’s bookshop, The Book Nook.
Bonus – Jubilee Library has a brilliant cafe right next to where all the events will be going on.
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See you there!