#YAie Day Schedule – October 3rd


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?

Sheena  Wilkinson

Helen Falconer

11:10  –  11:50am  Food  in  literature  –  how  do you  write  it and  is it important to have lashings of  ginger  beer?

Lucy  Coats

Oisin McGann

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.

Lauren James

Sarah Crossan

Sarah Webb

Brian Conaghan

1:10  –  1:50pm  Bad  language  in  books  with young protagonists  –  thoughts?

Sally  Nicholls

Kim Hood

R. F. Long

2:00  –  2:40pm  All  YA  need  is love  –  thoughts?

Jennifer Niven

Catherynne  M. Valente

Sarah Rees Brennan

Readers, tweet your shelfies.

2:50  –  3:30 pm  –  Debut  authors.

Simon P. Clark

Martin Stewart

Dave  Rudden

3:40  –  4:20pm  The  publishing  world – tweet your questions to these publishing pros.

Vanessa O  Loughlin

Gráinne Clear

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.

Brenna  Yovanoff

Samantha Shannon

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.’

Tatum  Flynn

Judi  Curtin

Nigel Quinlan

Elizabeth R. Murray

Deirdre Sullivan

I am very excited about #YAie Day, especially the panel I will be hosting. Mark October 3rd in your diary, and get tweeting 🙂