Sep
23
2:00 pm14:00

Bronte Festival of Women's Writing - Stepping into the Sisters’ Shoes: writing workshop with Liz Flanagan

  • Bronte Parsonage Museum

Are you a teenage girl who likes to write? Join YA author Liz Flanagan for a writing workshop here at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. In this workshop devised especially for girls aged 12-16, Liz will lead a series of writing exercises, designed to be fun and accessible. Attendees will also be invited to take a walk through the Museum and draw inspiration from the collections to create a new piece of writing. 
 

Liz Flanagan writes for children and young adults. She lives in Hebden Bridge and  is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing. Her debut novel Eden Summer is published by David Fickling Books, and was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Follow her on Twitter: @lizziebooks or visit www.lizflanagan.co.uk

Tickets £5. No experience necessary. Please book in advance at www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on or call 01535 642323.


Jul
9
2:30 pm14:30

Bradford Lit Fest: Melvin Burgess, Liz Flanagan, Cathy MacPhail with Daniel Hahn - Disturbing Minds

  • University of Bradford - Norcroft Auditorium

Bradford Lit Fest: Melvin Burgess, Liz Flanagan, Cathy MacPhail with Daniel Hahn - Disturbing Minds

With chilling secrets, untrustworthy narrators and suspenseful plotlines, YA thrillers explore the disquieting realities of teenage life. From the obsession with achieving physical perfection and celebrity culture to the terrifying implications of living life through social media, our panel of authors have skilfully tapped into the darker undertones of teenage life to create spine tingling page turners which will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Join our panel of acclaimed YA authors Melvin Burgess, Cathy MacPhail and Liz Flanagan for a gripping venture into the darkest corners of YA thrillers in an event which promises to disturb, uncover, and explore the frightening possible realities of teenage life.

AGE 13+

For more information, click here: https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/disturbing-minds/

Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Manchester Children's Book Festival: Liz Flanagan in Conversation with Danielle Jawando and Pete Kalu

  • MMU Business School Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Manchester M15 6BH United Kingdom

Join debut and recently shortlisted YA author Liz Flanagan at this exciting event where Liz will be in conversation with Man Met lecturer and fellow YA author Danielle Jawando and Pete Kalu.

Danielle will be discussing Liz’s debut book, Eden Summer. Eden Summer has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2017 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017. Special guest Pete Kalu, artistic director of Commonword and fellow writer and YA author, will join them for a discussion about the genre.

Liz Flanagan writes for children and young adults. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. Until recently, she was Centre Director at Lumb Bank, the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, hosting creative writing courses all year round. Before that, she lived in London and Brighton, and worked in children’s book publishing. You can find out more at lizflanagan.co.uk, or by following Liz on Twitter @lizziebooks.

Pete Kalu’s Young Adult novels, Silent Striker, Being Me and Zombie XI, have been published by HopeRoad. His short story, Getting Home (The Proofreader’s Sigh) can be found in the 2015 Peepal Tree short story collection, Closure. Among his other publications are the romantic comedy Diary of a Househusband and the science fiction novel Black Star Rising (both X Press). More at www.peterkalu.com and @peterkalu.

Click here for tickets and more info

Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

Life-Lines at Lancaster Litfest

  • The Gallery

Two of the most exciting debut Young Adult books from 2016, Louise Gornall’s Under Rose Tinted Skies and Liz Flannagan’s Eden Summer both drew on real life experiences. Organised as part of the wider offer around the Lancashire Book of the Year, this special event explores how reading and stories can contextualise life experiences.  This session will be hosted by the creator of the #YATakeover, Chris Moore and followed by a series of readings by young people.

See: http://litfest.org/life-lines-and-voice-and-vision-forging-a-place-in-new-media/

Tickets:

Online: VIC Ticketbox – Life Lines or Voice and Vision

In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres

By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808

Nov
10
Nov 11

Holly Bourne’s The Spinster Club tour: Your Voice Matters

  • Waterstones

I'm delighted to be joining Holly Bourne on the northern part of her Spinster Club Tour: Your Voice Matters. We'll be talking feminism, friendship and taking questions from the audience at Manchester Waterstones, Deansgate.

Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

Writing A Thriller: In Conversation with Tara Guha at Burnley Literature Festival

  • Central Methodist Church

Two novelists from either side of the Pennines in fascinating conversation about writing a thriller, the current popularity of psychological thrillers and how their respective home counties influence their work.

Liz Flanagan grew up in Hebden Bridge and returned there 10 years ago to raise her daughters. Until recently, Flanagan ran the Ted Hughes Arvon centre and has previously worked as a commissioning editor in the children's book trade.  Her debut novel Eden Summer is a young adult thriller, set in Hebden Bridge.

Praise for Eden Summer:

'Dazzling. Utterly gripping. Writing so fresh every chapter leaves you gasping for air and SO tautly plotted it hurts. If you're going to read one book about the true nature of friendship let it be Eden Summer.' Brian Conaghan, Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of When Mr Dog Bites

Tara Guha lives in Lancashire and won the Luke Bitmead Bursary in 2014.  Her first novel, a psychological thriller entitled Untouchable Things, came out in September 2015.

Praise for Untouchable Things:

‘A highly accomplished debut. An intriguing group of characters draw you in to an intoxicating world of tangled relationships and insecurities. Beautifully written with an outstanding ensemble cast.’  Bestselling author Linda Green

 

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Wolves and Apples Conference 2016

  • College Court Conference & Hotel

Wolves & Apples: A day of practical advice and guidance for writers interested in producing work - books, scripts or screenplays - for children and young adults. Established professionals, including authors, agents and producers, will be on hand to share their experiences and signpost ways of progressing your writing and getting your work out there. Confirmed speakers include: Liz Flanagan (www.lizflanagan.co.uk) Ben Illis (www.the-bia.com) Chris Priestley (www.chrispriestleybooks.com) Celia Rees (www.celiarees.com)

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

UKYA and Children's Extravaganza 2016 - UKYACX

  • Newcastle City Library - Bewick Hall on Level 2

I'm delighted to be taking part in this year's UKYACX, this time in Newcastle! I'm taking part in the final panel of the day, but there's a whole day of wonderful events and authors to listen to.

Newcastle City Library will be bouncing with the biggest authors of children’s and YA books in a mega all-day event. Listen to energetic panel talks and ask your burning questions; meet your favourite authors and swipe goodies from the well-stocked swag. 

Tickets are available from Seven Stories here: http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/whats-on/events/122825/ukya-extravaganza

Jul
2
Jul 3

Junk 20 Years On & The Young Adult Explosion

  • Town Hall

Never has Young Adult Fiction been more popular or wide-reaching. Join Carnegie medal-winning author and godfather of YA fiction Melvin Burgess, Liz Flanagan, whose debut YA novel Eden Summer is garnering rave reviews, and multi-award-winner Anthony McGowan (Henry Tumour, The Knife that Killed Me) for a discussion chaired by Phil Earle.

Book tickets via Hebden Bridge Arts Festival here: http://hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk/junk-20-years-on/

£5/£3 Town Hall Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY Doors 7pm, Programme 7.30pm

May
5
1:00 pm13:00

First Thursday at NCLA: Chloe Daykin and Liz Flanagan

  • NCLA

First Thursday: Chloe Daykin and Liz Flanagan

Location: G.13, Percy Building, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 5th May 2016, 13:00

Chloe Daykin will be reading from her debut children’s novel Fish Boy (Faber and Faber, 2017). Chloe won a Northern Writers’ Award, and is an alumna of the MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Liz Flanagan writes for children and teenagers and will be reading from her debut young adult novel which will be published in 2016.

Free event, all welcome! 

Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Children's Fiction: Where the Wild Words Are

  • Arvon

On Wednesday 14 October 2015, I am joining Elen Caldecott and Jonny Zucker and a group of children's writers to talk about writing for children. The writing course is taking place at The Hurst, the beautifully restored Arvon centre in Shropshire. Please see http://www.arvon.org/course/childrens-fiction/ for more information and book

Oct
29
12:30 pm12:30

Wild Things in the Woods - Hardcastle Crags

  • Hardcastle Crags

Come down into the woods for storytelling sessions at 12.30, 1pm and 1.30pm on Weds October 29th in Ladyroyd Field behind Gibson Mill.

I'm delighted to be collaborating with Sarah Mason Photography in the stunning woodland setting of Hardcastle Crags National Trust. Sarah is offering taster sessions of her beautiful children's portrait photography.

Please contact Sarah Mason Photography to book your mini-photo session:

info@sarahmasonphotography.co.uk / 07912 325 833

Each mini photo shoot is for twenty minutes, at the discount cost of £45 and will include a fine art print.

For more information and booking please click here.

Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

The Writer's Toolkit 1: Lighting the Touchpaper - at Northlight Artists' Studios

  • The Writer's Toolkit 1

The first of six introductory workshops taking place through the year. Whether you’re completely new to writing or already working on a project, we’ll spark ideas that will ignite your creativity!

Taught by novelist and radio dramatist Rachel Connor and children's author Liz Flanagan.

For more information and booking, please click here: http://www.northlightstudio.co.uk/day-workshops/4586349643

Woodland Stories at Hardcastle Crags National Trust
Apr
24
12:00 pm12:00

Woodland Stories at Hardcastle Crags National Trust

Join us for a storytelling and making stories workshop, with local author Liz Flanagan. Children will create their own simple storybooks, inspired by the beautiful setting of Hardcastle Crags.

£2 entry fee includes all materials and £1 discount off Liz’s books.

Ideal for 5-8-year-olds, but siblings welcome too. 

Each session is approximately 50-60 minutes. Location is weather dependent. Please meet at Gibson Mill reception at 12pm, 1pm or 2pm for directions.

Dec
12
5:30 pm17:30

Storytelling at The Old Treehouse, Market Street, Hebden Bridge: Free Festive Event

Storytelling at The Old Treehouse, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Free Festive Event during late-night shopping

Includes Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and 10% off in the shop

Local author Liz Flanagan will be reading from her new books Starlight Grey, and Cara and the Wizard (Barefoot Books). 

 

Signing books in The Old Treehouse, by Sarah Mason Photography

Please sign up in the shop as places are limited. Parents are welcome to join in or browse in The Old Treehouse while children take part. 

Dec
5
5:30 pm17:30

Storytelling at The Old Treehouse, Market Street, Hebden Bridge: Free Festive Event

Storytelling at The Old Treehouse, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Free Festive Event during late-night shopping

Includes Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and 10% off in the shop

Local author Liz Flanagan will be reading from her new books Starlight Grey, and Cara and the Wizard (Barefoot Books). 

Storytelling in The Old Treehouse, by Sarah Mason Photography

Please sign up in the shop as places are limited. Parents are welcome to join in or browse in The Old Treehouse while children take part. 

Nov
6
3:30 pm15:30

Storytelling at The Bookcase - free event

  • Market Street Hebden Bridge HX7 UK

Come along to a cosy after-school storytime for ages 4-7 at independent book shop The Bookcase, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. Local author Liz Flanagan will be reading from her new books Starlight Grey & Cara and the Wizard, published by Barefoot Books.

 

Nov
3
2:00 pm14:00

Storytelling and Face-painting - free event

Local author Liz Flanagan will be reading her new books Starlight Grey and Cara and the Wizard (Barefoot Books) at The Old Treehouse Children's Store, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. 

Children will also have the chance to write their own stories inspired by these traditional tales – with the help of some magic storytelling dice!

Session will include all materials and face-painting. Ideal for 5-7-year-olds, especially newly confident readers.

Please book your place in the shop.