The Manchester Children’s Book Festival is a year-round programme of events, projects & activities for children, young adults and adults.

Liz Flanagan in conversation with Danielle Jawando and Pete Kalu

Saturday 24th June 2017

Event details

Join debut and recently shortlisted YA author Liz Flanagan at this exciting event where Liz will be in conversation with Man Met lecturer and fellow YA author Danielle Jawando and Pete Kalu.

Danielle will be discussing Liz’s debut book, Eden Summer. Eden Summer has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2017 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017. Special guest Pete Kalu, artistic director of Commonword and fellow writer and YA author, will join them for a discussion about the genre. Liz Flanagan writes for children and young adults. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. Until recently, she was Centre Director at Lumb Bank, the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, hosting creative writing courses all year round. Before that, she lived in London and Brighton, and worked in children’s book publishing. You can find out more at, or by following Liz on Twitter @lizziebooks.

Pete Kalu’s Young Adult novels, Silent Striker, Being Me and Zombie XI, have been published by HopeRoad. His short story, Getting Home (The Proofreader’s Sigh) can be found in the 2015 Peepal Tree short story collection, Closure. Among his other publications are the romantic comedy Diary of a Househusband and the science fiction novel Black Star Rising (both X Press). More at and @peterkalu.

Additional information

2pm - 2.45pm, followed by booksignings

Tickets: Free but booking advised

Saturday 24th June 2017
MMU Business School
Start time:
2:00 PM
For ages:
Young adults and teens