Young Adult Literature Weekender Weekend Pass

Part of Young Adult Literature Weekender

Grab a weekend pass and spend two days with YA authors during the Young Adult Literature Weekender, returning to London Literature Festival for its fourth year.

Hear from YA novelists, bloggers, vloggers, poets and spoken word artists, from rising starts to legends of the genre. LionHeart and Yomi Sode each host a day of discussions, talks, workshops and live readings.

Featured writers include bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier, who discusses her new YA novel, New Boy, a retelling of Othello set over the course of a single day in a school playground in Washington DC.

Two events explore A Change is Gonna Come, a new anthology of short stories and poetry for young adults, written by authors from BAME backgrounds featuring writers Aisha Bushby, Mary Bello, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy, Nikesh Shukla, Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams and Mariam Khan.

Further authors appearing at the weekend include Juno Dawson, Samantha Shannon and Greenlandic author Niviaq Korneliussen.

Dates & times

28 Oct 2017

where

Various

Pricing

£16
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 13 – 25

included events

Various times
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Start your weekend taking a look around the stalls in our buzzing marketplace
Start your weekend taking a look around the stalls in our buzzing marketplace
12:30 pm
28 Oct 2017
12:30 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear from authors who write about the blurred lines between truth and morality
Hear from authors who write about the blurred lines between truth and morality
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1:00 pm
28 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Writers
Get chatting in this book club hosted by book vlogger Ben Alderson
Get chatting in this book club hosted by book vlogger Ben Alderson
1:30 pm
28 Oct 2017
1:30 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
How do we explore gender and identity in literature?
How do we explore gender and identity in literature?
2:30 pm
28 Oct 2017
2:30 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Authors from an anthology championing diverse voices in YA fiction join this talk
Authors from an anthology championing diverse voices in YA fiction join this talk
3:30 pm
28 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear cutting edge spoken word from Deanna Rodger
Hear cutting edge spoken word from Deanna Rodger
4:15 pm
28 Oct 2017
4:15 pm | 28 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Tackle relationships, sex and self-love with author Hannah Witton
Tackle relationships, sex and self-love with author Hannah Witton
12:30 pm
29 Oct 2017
12:30 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Watch our Young Producers take over The Clore Ballroom stage
Watch our Young Producers take over The Clore Ballroom stage
12:30 pm
29 Oct 2017
12:30 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Writers
Hear from the creative team behind YA comic book series The Wicked + The Divine
Hear from the creative team behind YA comic book series The Wicked + The Divine
1:15 pm
29 Oct 2017
1:15 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear from authors who've taken weird real life tales and turned them into stories
Hear from authors who've taken weird real life tales and turned them into stories
2:00 pm
29 Oct 2017
2:00 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Writers
Join us for a book club chat on Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Join us for a book club chat on Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
2:15 pm
29 Oct 2017
2:15 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Contributors from A Change Is Gonna Come anthology discuss YA fiction written by BAME authors
Contributors from A Change Is Gonna Come anthology discuss YA fiction written by BAME authors
3:15 pm
29 Oct 2017
3:15 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Does revolution fiction shows us how to deal with reality? We ask three authors
Does revolution fiction shows us how to deal with reality? We ask three authors
4:15 pm
29 Oct 2017
4:15 pm | 29 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Bestselling author Tracy Chevalier discusses her new YA novel
Bestselling author Tracy Chevalier discusses her new YA novel