It makes us cry a bit (a lot) that we’ll probs never meet Queen JK Rowling, get to have a cup of tea and a slice of cake with her, but one day we might just get to go along to a book signing and spend a whole 30 seconds in her presence. And if that’s ever an option? We are so in.
Bookish events are cool that way. We get to hear our idols talk about their books, writing and what influences them AND have them write our names in our books. It’s a glorious thing. But you can’t go to these events if you don’t know about ’em!
These 5 events are a serious must for February. Get those tickets quick – who knows how quickly they’ll sell out?!
An Afternoon with Maggie Harcourt
Maggie will be chatting with the YA book club at Waterstones Liverpool about her gorgeous new book ‘Unconventional’ – fans of Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell are gonna need this one. SO GOOD.
‘Dragon with the Chocolate Heart’ Launch Party
Stephanie Burgis will be launching her gorgeous new novel at Waterstones Abergavenny.Don’t miss it – there WILL be chocolate. And that’s a promise.
Harry Potter Book Night
There are events happening up and down the country celebrating the Wizarding World and The Boy Who Lived on the annual Harry Potter Book Night.
Female Heroines and Leading Ladies
Join 4 of the female leading ladies in YA fiction: Sara Barnard, Catherine Doyle, Melinda Salisbury, and Katherine Webber discuss the female heroines in their novels and the challenges they face.
Meet Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
Join the winners of the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award for a very special evening. Sarah and Brian will be in conversation with acclaimed writer Nikki Sheehan, author of ‘Who Framed Klaris Kliff’ and ‘Swanboy’.
What’s the best bookish event you’ve ever been to? Let us know in the comments below so we can squeal with jealousy.