Upcoming PYA Events

If you’re a Yorkshire Author, why not come out to one of our events and check it out, maybe even join us.

If you’re a reader, come along and meet local authors and perhaps discover your new favourite book!

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December 2019

Saturday, December 21

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Christmas Jingles, Vasiliki Scurfield, Bryan Pentelow, Maggie Cobbett, Helen Johnson, Paul Smith & Neelie Wicks

January 2020

Monday, January 6

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Come along to develop your writing, participate in critiques, talk about all things writing related and simply have support on your writing journey., Vasiliki Scurfield

Wednesday, January 8

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
PYA, Leeds, Writing for Children - First Meet-up , Neelie Wicks

Tuesday, January 14

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Other, PYA January Board Meeting, Neelie Wicks

Saturday, January 18

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Mind mapping - How to organise your thoughts (and that book you're writing) using mind mapping techniques, Ros Kind

Wednesday, January 22

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Write-in, Marla Skidmore

Saturday, January 25

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Art and writing - choosing a book by its cover, the art of cover design., Paul Smith

Tuesday, January 28

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PYA, Knaresborough, Just a Minute - A panel of 4 authors are asked questions and given a minute to answer them, no more, no less, Susanna Lewis, Sue Williams, Kate Swann and Carmen Radtke

February 2020

Saturday, February 1

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, PYA Helps you 'Get your novel off the ground' at a practical workshop, Vasiliki Scurfield

Saturday, February 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PYA, York, Day 1 of Seminar Indie Publishing, Doing to publishing what musicians did for indie music, Paul Smith

Wednesday, February 12

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Valentine Secrets, Vasiliki Scurfield

Saturday, February 15

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Fifty shades of orange - three authors speak about their more racy novels., Provisional TBA

Tuesday, February 18

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PYA, Knaresborough, Meet the Author - Come along and listen to a Yorkshire Author talk about their work., Hilary Huges

March 2020

Saturday, March 7

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Acting authors - a performance like PYA did at the Ilkley Literature Festival, except we'll feature a single book, rather than six, preferably one with humour., Sue Featherstone & Susan Pape and Peter Caunt

Wednesday, March 18

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Just a Minute Question Time, John Jackson

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PYA, York, Day 2 of Seminar Indie Publishing, Doing to publishing what musicians did for indie music, John Jackson & Paul Smith

Saturday, March 28

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Crime in writing - an author talks about using crime as a theme in a novel., Angela Wren

April 2020

Wednesday, April 8

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Good over Evil, Darren Walker

Saturday, April 25

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, 'Just a minute' where four authors in a panel are given topics and are allowed to speak for only a minute on the topic., Linda Jones, Ian Gouge, Maggie Cobbett, Kate Swann

May 2020

Wednesday, May 6

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, A celebration of VE Day, 75 years since liberation, A medley of PYA members

Friday, May 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PYA, Knaresborough, A celebration of the 1940's, A medley of PYA writers

Wednesday, May 13

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, A Yorkshire Royal, Marla Skidmore

Saturday, May 16

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Rewriting history - a historical fiction writer talks of how they interpret historical events and the degree of artistic licence they have., Marla Skidmore

June 2020

Wednesday, June 10

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Empathy and Us, Kathleen Swann and David Smith (TBC)

July 2020

Wednesday, July 15

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, 50 Shades of Orange, Vasiliki Scurfield

October 2020

Saturday, October 3

10:30 am – 11:30 am
PYA, Northallerton, Poetic Thoughts on Climate Change, Kathleen Swann and David Smith (TBC)

Wednesday, October 7

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, Inside my Head,

Saturday, October 10

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PYA, York, Day 1 Seminar Indie Publishing, Paul Smith

Wednesday, October 14

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, To Blog or Not to Blog, Ros Kind

November 2020

Saturday, November 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PYA, York, Day 2 Seminar Indie Marketing, Paul Smith