YA Literature Convention

From YA Literature Convention

Resource type: Literature Festival

Price band: £

Key stage: KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): England - Greater London

The YA Literature Convention is a three-day convention-style event dedicated to celebrating the very best in Young Adult books. The 2022 YA Literature Convention will take place in London Olympia from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July as part of London Film and Comic Con.

The YA Literature Convention offers a packed programme of panel discussions, hands-on workshops, book signings and book-themed activities with more than 80 best-selling YA authors and poets. This year’s line-up includes Faridah Abike-Iyimide, Dean Atta, Holly Bourne, Alexis Caught, Cassandra Clare, Juno Dawson, Benjamin Dean, Simon James Green, Derek Landy, Manjeet Mann and Alice Oseman. Visit the YALC website for a complete guest list and to see the full programme of events.

Cost: Tickets start at £18 for an adult entry for a single day.

About YALC: The first YA Literature Convention took place in 2014. It was championed by Malorie Blackman and was one of the key projects of her time as Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2013-2015).  The YALC is now run by a Working Group made up of representatives from UK YA Publishers and Showmasters events.

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