17 July 2017

Planning My Days (YALC #3)

When the YALC schedule was released I reached peak excitement - it's really happening, I'm going, and I'd better get planning what I'm doing on the days so I know which books to take.

YALC is the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention:
a celebration of the very best young adult books and authors.
These lists below is definitely not exhaustive - I've already met a lot of authors at previous events and had my treasured babies signed. These are the ones that I'm going to haul books 300 miles for. I'm definitely going to find time to talk to a couple others too, so depending on how my packing goes (check back next Monday) I'll probably see a lot more.

That said, this is just the stuff that's high up on my list. I'm very much a pantser rather than a planner for everything, so I'll probably definitely not make all of these, I'd just like to try.

Friday

Talks
  • Heroines
  • Thrillers
Activities/Workshops
  • Decorative Containers
    I'm not really crafty at all, but this sounds fun and I like trying to do crafty things.
  • Regency Dancing
    I can't dance. At all. But I think this will be hilarious.
Authors
  • Sophia Bennett
  • David Owen
  • Kevin Brooks
  • Teri Terry
  • Emily Barr
Saturday

Talks
  • New Voices
  • Genre-Bending
  • Unconventional Romance
  • Myth, Magic and Fairy-Tale
Activities/Workshops
  • Nail Art
    I missed this last year and NOT THIS TIME. I am getting pretty, bookish nail.
  • Books to Bags
    I've always wanted to do this, although for my kind of bag I'll probably need a large print encyclopedia.
  • Glitter Faces
    SPARKLE LIKE A UNICORN.
  • HEAD SHAVE
    Non is doing something incredible for charity, go and donate now!
Authors
  • Vic James
  • Alex Bell
  • Zoë Marriott
  • Peadar Ó Guilín
Sunday

Talks
  • Fandom
  • Writing and Social Change
  • Life Advice
Activities/Workshops
  • Suffragette Nails
    VOTES FOR WOMEN.
  • Charm Bracelets
    I think these will be the perfect keepsakes for the event.
Authors
  • Chris Russell
  • Rebecca Denton
I am going to be exhausted by the end, but I know it's going to be amazing and totally worth it. Even with the inevitable the sore back from hauling books around.

Are there any authors you'd love to meet?


6 comments:

  1. Some of these events sound great, especially the bookish nails. Amy x #TeacupClub

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  2. Kinda cheating because I read earlier 😘 Great post, I think I'm going to have to do more detailed bullet points like yours for my trip, thought since I'm just doing Sunday it might be a short list 😂

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  3. This sounds great! I hope that you have a really amazing time. Bookish nails sound absolutely wonderful! X

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  4. I'm so surprised that i haven't heard of this before! Considering I'm a creative writing uni student.. haha. I'm definitely going to look more into this. Xx

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  5. So jealous of you!!! I wish I could attend YALC! 😭😭😭
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm so sad I can't make it this year! I love your schedule and I hope you have an amazing time!!

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