The programme for ‘Turning Point’ has now been agreed. The morning consists of two panels followed by audience questions and discussion. The afternoon will have three short speeches with discussion, concluding with Melvin’s keynote speech and, if there’s time, some more questions and discussion. I hope that it will be an invigorating day of discussion and debate. There are still some places left for the conference. Details of how to book are below, with more information about the conference in earlier and archived posts. If you’ve registered but not paid, your reservation will not be held after this weekend. Registration will end on November 22nd or earlier if the conference sells out.
Programme for the day
10.35 Introduction and housekeeping
10.45 – 11.55 What is Young Adult Fiction? Graham Marks (chair), Nicola Morgan, Alison Waller and Kevin Brooks.
12.20 – 1.30 The Death of The Issue Novel? David Belbin (chair), Keith Gray, Beverley Naidoo, Bali Rai
2.30-3.50 Anne Cassidy (chair)
To be announced – raising the profile of Young Adult Fiction
Julia Eccleshare – the state of Young Adult Fiction reviewing
David Fickling – The Future
4.15-5.30 Melvin Burgess – keynote speech, followed by questions and final comments
Tickets for the day (including a bag lunch and refreshments) are 35 pounds plus 6.12 VAT (25 + 4.37 for students in full time education). Sorry, no under 18s: Turning Point is aimed at writers and people involved in promoting YAF, rather than its core readers. You can pay by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Simon Dawes, at the Nottingham Trent University, Faculty of Humanities, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS. Cheques should be made payable to Nottingham Trent University. Simon can take payment by Switch or credit card via the net.
Turning Point will take place at NTU’s Clifton campus, which is 10 minutes by car from junction 24 of the M1 and the same by taxi from Nottingham’s main train and bus stations.