UCLan Organises Free Event To Bring Authors & Publishers Together

The University of Central Lancashire’s publishing house is running a free event to bring authors and publishers together.

The Northern Young Adult Literary Festival (NYALitFest), organised and hosted by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) award-winning UCLan Publishing House, is returning for the third year.

The Festival, which brings authors, publishers and other industry experts together with readers and young writers in the only event of its kind in the north of England, is taking place on 21 and 22 March on UCLan’s Preston Campus.

Throughout the weekend, workshops, advice panels, Q&As, and book signings will take place. Among the big named authors who will be in attendance are Juno Dawson and Holly Bourne.

Organiser Hazel Holmes, from UCLan Publishing, said, “NYALitFest and our new KIDSLitFest is purely focused on children’s and young adults’ literature.

“It’s brilliant for a northern festival to have such great support from publishers, authors and agents who are primarily London based.

“NYA and KIDSLitFest gives young readers, teachers and librarians direct access to authors, publishers and writing development workshops, otherwise unreachable. We’re thrilled to have so many fantastic speakers on out programme.”

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