Screen Shot 2018-04-18 at 11.51.28‘Writing YA’ is an event dedicated to giving an insight into what it’s like to write and publish YA at this moment, taking place on Friday 25th May 2018. Featuring some excellent authors who write across multiple genres, sharing their advice and expertise.


All of the events will take place in University House (The Business School), which is O3 on the University of Birmingham campus map! The first panel will be taking place in Room 205.


Tickets are £5 each for the entire day and can be found HERE!


Katharine and Elizabeth Corr, authors of The Witch’s Kiss (2016), The Witch’s Tears (2017) and The Witch’s Blood (2018)

Rhian Ivory, author of Hope (2017) and The Boy Who Drew The Future (2015)

Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (2017) and The Next Together (2015)

Alice Oseman, author of I Was Born for This (2018) and Radio Silence (2016)



10-11AM: Defining YA Panel
Discussing what YA was like when the authors first started reading/writing the genre and what it has become since, along with future predictions for how it will continue to grow.

11:15-12PM: Workshop Selection 1
A: Inspiration and Research with Katharine and Elizabeth Corr
B: Creating a YA Voice with Rhian Ivory

12-12:45PM: LUNCH

12:45-1:30PM: Workshop Selection 2
World building with Lauren James

1:45-3:15PM: Publishing Panel and General Q&A
Discussing the process of writing a novel, what it’s like to start querying agents, the realities of editing and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.