Today, Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman announced the first ever UK convention focusing solely on Young Adult literature. It will take place at London Film and Comic Con, and over two days will feature talks, signings, workshops and more. You can find out more information here at the Children’s Laureate website.
I’m really excited by this prospect, I’ve become a keen convention attendee and have been to a few literary festivals, both large and small, so can imagine what a wonderful event this is going to be. The fact that Malorie Blackman is going to be curating it fills me with delight, since being appointed as Children’s Laureate earlier this year she has worked hard to keep children’s literacy and libraries as a prominent discussion point so I’m sure she’s going to spearhead a fantastic event.