UKYA DAY 2015 – THE SCHEDULE | #UKYADAY

8 April, 2015

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After months of planning and putting in the work of a whole publicity team, I am so pleased to finally be able to announce the schedule for UKYA Day on Sunday 12th April.

Some of the best UKYA authors are joining in to deliver the biggest event I have EVER organised. There are going to be liveshows, competitions, Twitter chats and EVEN MORE! And here’s what you need to make sure you don’t miss…

9AM – EVENT KICK OFF!

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10AM – Best shelfie competition!

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10:30AM – 11AM – Twitter Q&A with YA Book Prize winner and author of Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill

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12pm – 1pm – Debut Author Slam liveshow with Eve Ainsworth, Taran Matharu, Jess Vallance, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Lisa Heathfield

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2PM – 2:30PM – Twitter Q&A with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman

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2:30PM – 3PM – Twitter Q&A with multi-award winning author Patrick Ness

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3:30PM – UKYA Quiz

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4PM – Release of UKYA Author Recommendations video!

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5PM – UKYA Tweetathon – Tweet as many recommendations as you can, with prompts!

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6PM – Sharing of blog posts from the day

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7PM – 8PM – Main liveshow with blogger and booktuber George Lester and authors Holly Bourne, Alexia Casale and C.J. Daugherty PLUS YA Shot event announcement!

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8PM – #ukyachat

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9PM – End of event

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Stop by the #UKYADay hashtag during the day on Twitter to join in! You can also follow me on Twitter (@LucyTheReader) to make sure you’re up to date on all the UKYA news!

Absolutely anyone can join in with any of the events during the day and there will be the chance to interact with lots of your favourite UKYA authors, bloggers and booktubers. Let’s cover the Internet with UKYA!

I hope to see you there!

12 Comments

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  • kathy evans

    11 April, 2015 at 11:36 am

    This looks great! What a brilliant idea – thanks for organising – will do my utmost to escape farm duties and join in the fun.

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