What Young Adult Fiction Means To Us

Q&A with Sara Barnard, Kell Cowley and K.C. Finn Running from
Last event: Thursday 18 November 2021 at 5pm
  • Members & Young Members: £5
    Non-members: £5.56

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  • Garret Theatre

Are you a Young Adult writer, or interested in telling or reading stories? This event, chosen and created by Storyhouse’s Young Readers, will be a chance to listen to a chat between Sara Barnard and local authors Kell Cowley and K.C. Finn from Odd Voice Out publishing and Young Storyhouse members as they discuss YA books and stories.

Sara Barnard author of Young Adult novels Beautiful Broken Things, A Quiet Kind of Thunder, Goodbye Perfect, Fierce Fragile Hearts and her newest book Destination Anywhere.

Kell Cowley a YA author, of both historical and cli-fi/climate fiction novels, a YA librarian, and the co-founder of the YA indie label Odd Voice Out publishing. Kell is the head of Odd Voice Out with fellow Chester YA author, poet, playwright and creative writing teacher, K.C. Finn. Over the last two years they have run two international YA short story contests – ‘Not so Normal Narrators’ in 2019 which called for YA protagonists with a unique/under-represented voice, and ‘Teens of Tomorrow’ in 2020 which called for future focused stories about forward-thinking youth. They received entries from all over the world, from writers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels, including many own voices stories. The top three entries from both these contests received cash prizes, while the Top 10 stories featured in anthology collections, edited and produced through their press – Odd Voices and Teens of Tomorrow.

Find out more information on Young Readers here.


13+ recommended


Approx 90 mins

Cinema Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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Cinema ROH Live: Il Trovatore (TBC)

3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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Cinema ROH Live: Cinderella (TBC)

3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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