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!


PYA events can be integrated into any digital calendar that supports the iCalendar interface (Gmail and Outlook both implement this standard). If you know how to integrate an iCalendar feed into your calendar please use the link https://www.wisegreyowl.co.uk/pyacal.php

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


April 2020

Saturday 4 April

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PYA, Other, Writers' Pop-in Teleconference by ZOOM - Tell us what you're writing or reading or just network with other authors during this difficult time, Paul Smith

Monday 6 April

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PYA, Other, Regular writers' support group to be held by ZOOM teleconferencing during the current health crisis, Vasiliki Scurfield

Wednesday 8 April

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

Saturday 25 April

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PYA, Harrogate, CANCELLED: Introduction to Indie Publishing - the Revolution, Paul Smith

May 2020

Wednesday 6 May

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PYA, Northallerton, CANCELLED: 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, CANCELLED: 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, Place reserved - topic to be decided, TBA

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