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

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • 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


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