Literary festival returning to Preston

February 11, 2019 by  

The Northern Young Adult Literary Festival (NYALF) is set to return to Preston.

Last year, the NYALF was widely perceived as a big success after more than 1,000 individuals showed up, furthermore, feedback was positive. As a result, the event has been scheduled to take place in city again on March 16th. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will preside over sessions that will generally be free to access. Promotional pens can be effective advertising for enterprises in the creative sector.

Hazel Holmes, an executive behind the NYALF, stated:

“Usually this sort of event is held in London so it really is a special opportunity for readers to meet their favourite authors and learn about the publishing industry.”

Social inclusion and mental health are the theme of the festival this time around. A blend of signing sessions and panel discussions will ensure that there is bookish fun alongside serious debate. Face painting, gift stalls and a book exchange should contribute to the atmosphere. People who want insight into the creative process can attend a writing workshop.

Many publishers, agents and authors will be outside their geographical comfort zone for the day. However, A.J. Hartley is one Preston-based participant who is going to feel completely at home. The main lesson of 2018 was that northern people appreciated a celebration of literature that was not such a long way from their doorsteps.