YA fans, get ready to tweet!
October 3rd will be the first #YAie Day. Inspired by UKYA, Michelle Moloney King (writer, blogger and all-round wonder woman) set up #YAie, it’s Irish counterpart. #YAie has provided a great space for the Irish YA community to talk books, and #YAie will have lots of great panels with such authors as Jennifer Niven, Catherynne M Valente, Deirdre Sullivan, Sheena Wilkinson, Ruth Long, Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin and Sally Nicholls. There will be panels about publishing, language, themes and issues in YA, writing practices (including my panel!) and more. Also, competitions to win lovely books! Use the hashtag #YAie to get involved. Read on for the full schedule:
#YAie Day: The Impact of YA
10:10 – 10:50am Lack of parents in YA – thoughts?
11:10 – 11:50am Food in literature – how do you write it and is it important to have lashings of ginger beer?
11:50 – 12:10 Readers please tweet your thoughts to #YAieDay on your towering TBR pile.
12:10 – 1:00pm – Please tell us about your next book – inspiration, drafting, editing, marketing.
1:10 – 1:50pm Bad language in books with young protagonists – thoughts?
R. F. Long
2:00 – 2:40pm All YA need is love – thoughts?
Catherynne M. Valente
Sarah Rees Brennan
Readers, tweet your shelfies.
2:50 – 3:30 pm – Debut authors.
Simon P. Clark
3:40 – 4:20pm The publishing world – tweet your questions to these publishing pros.
Vanessa O Loughlin
4.30 – 4:55 Children’s Books Ireland – Book Doctor Clinic – ask the book doctor for book recommendations.
5:00 – 5:40 Hosted by book blogger – Christopher Moore, Co-founder of @YAfictionados – writing in the age of the internet.
5:45 – 6:15 Hosted by book blogger – Jenny Duffy of The Books, the Art, and Me. Let’s talk writing practises – how to ‘get it down.’
Elizabeth R. Murray
I am very excited about #YAie Day, especially the panel I will be hosting. Mark October 3rd in your diary, and get tweeting 🙂