After the enjoyment of #UKyaDay I decided it would be fun to have one in Ireland. I invited Irish, UK, and US authors to join in. I hope it’s a good day for all involved and that it opens up the YA genre to non-YA heads.
Sorry lads, having issues with my PC, this post was supposed to be on the YAie site but once the word gets out that’s all that matters.
When: Oct 3rd
Where: #YAieDay will be an online festival taking place on thehashtag #YAieDay on Twitter.
The authors, bloggers, and publishing peeps will be chatting about topics and having the LOLs throughout the day. Anyone can join in and chat to their favourite author.
Also, lots of very cool publishers will be holding competitions where you could win books.
PLEASE JOIN IN & PLEASE DO SPREAD WORD
Remember to use the hashtag #YAieDay on Twitter
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. Please tell us about your new world of being a published author.
Simon P. Clark
3:40 – 4:20pm The publishing world- tweet your questions to these publishing peeps.
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 – He will be asking the authors about 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