10am: Who Writes Me & How?
Featuring input from author Liz Flanagan, debut YA author Lucy Powrie, poet Clare Shaw and Claire Malcolm, Chief Executive of New Writing North, learn more about the journey from first draft to finished book, and about the support available to help develop and nurture emerging writers.
Liz Flanagan will be back in the shop, talking dragons and signing copies of her latest book, Dragon Daughter.
Do you love mythical beasts? Come and be inspired to invent your own colourful magical animals! Liz Flanagan, author of Dragon Daughter, will take you step-by-step through the process of inventing your own fantastic creatures, using vivid colours and myths from around the world. You will imagine your own animal and start to write your own magical story.
Booking information coming soon! https://www.sevenstories.org.uk
To celebrate the paperback launch of Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan
Do you dream of dragons? Do you like magical creatures of all kinds? Come along to this interactive workshop. Children will imagine and draw a magical animal of their own, before starting to write its story…
Followed by a signing with the author. Book your free tickets here.
I’ll be visiting the brand new bookshop in Holmfirth - already hearing so many wonderful things about it! (See https://www.facebook.com/Read.Holmfirth/ for more information about the shop).
Come along for a dragon workshop, dragon craft activities and book signing!
Are you a teenage girl who likes to write? Join YA author Liz Flanagan for a specially devised creative writing workshop, aimed at young writers aged 12 to 16. You’ll be invited to follow the example of the Brontës by imagining a fantasy world of your own and filling it with your own created characters and magical beasts.
Liz Flanagan writes for children and young adults. She is a lecturer in creative writing and divides her time between Newcastle and Hebden Bridge. Her debut novel, Eden Summer, was nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal, and her most recent book, Dragon Daughter, was released in autumn 2018.
Tickets £5. No experience necessary. Please book in advance by calling 01535 640192.
Timing and further information here: https://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/800/imagined-worlds-and-magical-beasts-a-writing-workshop-with-liz-flanagan/1072
Leeds Trinity University has launched a series of workshops and writing days to help aspiring and established writers develop their writing and work towards completing a novel, poetry or short story collection.
The series, which is called Write through the Winter, will lead up to the Leeds Trinity University Writers' Festival on Wednesday 13 March.
The dialogue and place workshop is the second in the series, and will be delivered by young-adult fiction writer Liz Flanagan.
The workshop includes a morning workshop 10.00am to 1.00pm, and a Space to Write session from 2.00 to 4.00pm where you will have the opportunity to put the skills from the workshop into practice, focusing on your own work.
As part of the series of workshops, we are hoping writers will work towards producing a novel, poetry or short story collection.
Liz Flanagan was the first student to complete a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. Before graduating, she'd signed a two-book deal with David Fickling Books. Eden Summer, a young-adult novel was published in 2016, with Dragon's Daughterpublished October 2018.
The writing events are an addition to the Leeds Trinity Writers' Festival, which is now in its 15th year. The Festival has become a highlight on the local writing calendar providing the opportunity to work with professional writers, attend writing workshops and hear readings from our featured writers.
Saturday 23 February 2019
10.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 6 February 2019 @ 7.15, Culture Lab, Newcastle University - building number 7 on the campus map: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/who-we-are/contact/maps/
Please note doors open at 6.45pm and will close at 7.30pm. Do come along before the event starts at 7.15pm to browse the bookstall and have a drink.
An evening discussing DRAGONS with Jackie Morris and Liz Flanagan.
YA Authors Melvin Burgess, Liz Flanagan, Mark Illis and Danielle Jawando will discuss contemporary Young Adult fiction, and what makes northern voices different.
Part of the first Halifax Festival of Words, hosted by the Corner Bookshop, Halifax.
Do you dream of dragons? Do you love stories about magical creatures of all kinds? In this interactive workshop, children’s author Liz Flanagan will be sharing an exclusive sneak preview of her new book Dragon Daughterand inviting you to imagine a fantasy animal of your very own.
Bronte Festival of Women's Writing - Stepping into the Sisters’ Shoes: writing workshop with Liz Flanagan
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.
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.
For more information, click here: https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/disturbing-minds/
Manchester Children's Book Festival: Liz Flanagan in Conversation with Danielle Jawando and Pete Kalu
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.
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.
In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres
By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808
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.
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
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)
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