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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Please note that this link is not suitable for anything other than as a feed for an iCalendar compliant digital calendar.


March 2020

Monday 2 March

6:30 pm – 8:30 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

Saturday 14 March

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PYA, Ripon, Just a Minute - A Panel of authors answer questions set by host John Jackson, John Jackson

Wednesday 18 March

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Across the Years - a book of 100 songs by Toni Bunnell, well known UK & German performer with 7 albums to her name, Toni Bunnell

Friday 20 March

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
PYA, Other, An Evening with Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape, Yorkshire Authors, Linda Jones

Saturday 21 March

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PYA, York, Intensive Seminar on Indie Publishing, Doing to publishing what musicians did for indie music, Paul Smith and John Jackson

Saturday 28 March

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 8 April

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

Saturday 25 April

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 6 May

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, A celebration of VE Day, 75 years since liberation, Susanna Lewis, Kate Swann, Marla Skidmore, Paul Smith, John Jackson

Friday 8 May

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

Wednesday 13 May

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

Saturday 16 May

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 10 June

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

July 2020

Wednesday 15 July

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

September 2020

Saturday 19 September

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, Acting authors - a performance like PYA did at the Ilkley Literature Festival, featuring two PYA authors., Sue Featherstone & Susan Pape and Peter Caunt

October 2020

Saturday 3 October

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

Saturday 10 October

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PYA, York, Intensive Seminar on Indie Publishing, Doing to publishing what musicians did for indie music, Paul Smith

Wednesday 14 October

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