Signings, panels, Q&As and meetups, it’s Maximum Pop! Books’ round-up of August UKYA events. 30 days of bookish madness – get all the details you need right here.

Tuesday 6th – Thurgrowing pains logogsday 15th August, 2016: Growing Pains Tour

  • Who: Jess Vallance, Laura Dockrill, Claire Hennessy, Julie Mayhew
  • What: An evening with the hottest talents in YA fiction Laura Dockrill, Claire Hennessy  Julie Mayhew and Jess Vallance. Join us on a journey into the trials and tribulations of being a teenager from today’s top voices in YA fiction. Frank and lol-worthy discussions on first loves, unrequited crushes and wardrobe malfunctions to the hard-hitting realities and resiliency of growing up. Don’t miss your chance to meet the authors who are breaking boundaries in this very special Waterstones tour.
  • Where: Waterstones
  • When: Tuesday 6th – Thursday 15th August
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Wednesday 7th August, 2016: Reimagining Classics with Emma Carroll & Natasha Farrant

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  • Who: Emma Carroll & Natasha Farrant
  • What: Join us for an interesting evening of discussion as we look back to the classics and how they are inspiring a new age of children’s fiction with inspiring authors Emma Carroll and Natasha Farrant. Emma Carroll is the author of ‘Strange Star’, inspired by Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. Her other titles include: ‘In Darkling Wood, ‘The Snow Sister’, ‘The Girl Who Walked on Air’, ‘Frost Hollow Hall’. Natasha Farrant is the author of ‘Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice’ inspired by Jane Austen’s classic. Her other titles include: ‘After Iris’, ‘Flora in Love’ and ‘Things We Did For Love’. 
  • Where: Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
  • When: Tuesday 6th – Thursday 15th August
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Monday 12th August, 2016: Carrie Hope Fletcher – Talk, Q&A and book signing

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  • Who: Carrie Hope Fletcher
  • What: Come and meet Carrie Hope Fletcher! This is a ticketed event. Purchase price includes a copy of On the Other Side, entry to the talk and Q&A and then a place in line for Carrie to sign your book. You will be required to show your ticket on the day of the event, to gain entry, and as proof of purchase.
  • Where: The Glee Club, The Arcadian, Hurst Street , Birmingham , B5 4TD
  • When: Monday 12th September
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Wednesday 14th September, 2016: Teen Help Desk with Louise Gornall & Rosalind Jana

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  • Who: Louise Gornall & Rosalind Jana
  • What: Join us as we host our very own Teen Help Desk where you can ask YOUR questions to the panel anonymously and get the best advice from upcoming YA authors Louise Gornall and Rosalind Jana. Rosalind is the author of ‘Notes on Being Teenage’, a non-fiction handbook on everything Teen filled with advice, how-to’s and friendly tips on surviving your teens. Louise is the author of ‘Under Rose Tainted Skies’, an eye-opening book that champions a girl’s efforts to overcome her agoraphobia with the help of her new (and dashing) neighbour.
  • Where: Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
  • When: Wednesday 14th September
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Saturday 17th September, 2016: Meet the Deviants with CJ Skuse

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  • Who: CJ Skuse
  • What: Join us for an intriguing night of suspicion and grave digging as we discuss revenge and regret in C.J Skuse’s latest dark novel, ‘The Deviants’. Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane. The Fearless Five. Inseparable  as children, now alien to each other following the death of Max’s older sister. Only Max and Ella are in touch, still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. But Ella is hiding things – like why she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level. And when underdog Corey is bullied, the Fearless Five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them. But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?
  • Where: Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
  • When: Saturday 17th September
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