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Friday, August 9
 

10:00am

Elizabeth Wein and Sally Gardner (In Conversation)
The LeakyCon Lit conversation series continues in the UK! Here, two award-winning YA authors discuss their projects and careers.

Moderators
RH

Rosianna Halse Rojas

Rosianna Halse Rojas has been making video blogs about wizards and intellectualism on the YouTube channel “missxrojas” since 2006.  She was one of the 16 winners of the international YouTube NextVlogger competition and plans to grow her channel in order to facilitate focused and extensive discussion about the status of women online. Rosianna has served as the editorial director of LeakyNews.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an English children's writer and illustrator. She lives in London. Her award-winning book, I, Coriander, is set in 17th-century London. It tells the story of Coriander, the unhappy daughter of a silk merchant.
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Devon (Lit)

10:00am

Let's Make a World
Writing a book means constructing an entire world—sometimes a world closely based on our own, and sometimes a totally new world. No big deal, right? It’s just a WHOLE WORLD. This panel discusses some of the ways writers get into that process and set up the rules.

Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Laure Eve

Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French fluently and... Read More →
avatar for Will Hill

Will Hill

Before quitting his job in publishing to write Department 19, Will Hill worked as a bartender, a bookseller and a door-to-door charity worker. He grew up in the north-east of England, is scared of spiders, and is a big fan of cats. He lives in east London with his girlfriend, where... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Stafford (Lit)

12:30pm

LeakyCon Lit Signing!
Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Laure Eve

Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French fluently and... Read More →
avatar for Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an English children's writer and illustrator. She lives in London. Her award-winning book, I, Coriander, is set in 17th-century London. It tells the story of Coriander, the unhappy daughter of a silk merchant.
avatar for Will Hill

Will Hill

Before quitting his job in publishing to write Department 19, Will Hill worked as a bartender, a bookseller and a door-to-door charity worker. He grew up in the north-east of England, is scared of spiders, and is a big fan of cats. He lives in east London with his girlfriend, where... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Essex (Lit)

2:00pm

Fear and Loathing in the Writing Process: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Terror
Moderators
RH

Rosianna Halse Rojas

Rosianna Halse Rojas has been making video blogs about wizards and intellectualism on the YouTube channel “missxrojas” since 2006.  She was one of the 16 winners of the international YouTube NextVlogger competition and plans to grow her channel in order to facilitate focused and extensive discussion about the status of women online. Rosianna has served as the editorial director of LeakyNews.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Laure Eve

Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French fluently and... Read More →
avatar for Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an English children's writer and illustrator. She lives in London. Her award-winning book, I, Coriander, is set in 17th-century London. It tells the story of Coriander, the unhappy daughter of a silk merchant.
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Stafford (Lit)

2:00pm

Flesh, Flesh, Delicious Flesh
A cannibal and a vampire find themselves in a locked room, and only one will be leaving. Two authors come together to debate the strengths and weaknesses of their respective heroes. It's a literary deathmatch guaranteed to see emotions running high, and they're relying on your support. So, who would you want to see walk out that door? The prince of darkness or the culinary extremist?

Speakers
avatar for Will Hill

Will Hill

Before quitting his job in publishing to write Department 19, Will Hill worked as a bartender, a bookseller and a door-to-door charity worker. He grew up in the north-east of England, is scared of spiders, and is a big fan of cats. He lives in east London with his girlfriend, where... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Devon (Lit)

3:00pm

I Was a Teenage Author
Just in case you were under the impression that published authors started out life writing works of deathless prose... this panel is here to put that idea to bed. Everyone has to start somewhere. The great, hilarious panel of every LeakyCon Lit track has come to London. Be there.

Speakers
avatar for Will Hill

Will Hill

Before quitting his job in publishing to write Department 19, Will Hill worked as a bartender, a bookseller and a door-to-door charity worker. He grew up in the north-east of England, is scared of spiders, and is a big fan of cats. He lives in east London with his girlfriend, where... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Devon (Lit)
 
Saturday, August 10
 

10:00am

The Student Authors
Both Samantha Shannon and Abigail Gibbs are Oxford students, and now—published authors. What’s that like? We’re wondering as well. What was it like to transition from writing online to writing for publication? How do they balance school and professional writing? The Student Authors reveal all.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Stafford (Lit)

11:00am

Who Has it Worse?
TV presenter and author Dawn O’Porter has written the ultimate novel for teenage girls. Best-selling author James Dawson has written the ultimate puberty guide for teenage boys. Together they debate who has it worse in a frank, funny and freewheeling chat.

(Please note, this Lit event is open to the entire conference!)

Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O'Porter is a broadcast and print journalist who lives in London with her husband, Chris O'Dowd, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has mande documentaries about all sorts of things, including polygamy, childbirth, geishas, body image, breast cancer, and even the movie Dirty Dancing... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom

12:30pm

LeakyCon Lit Signing!
Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate... Read More →
avatar for Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O'Porter

Dawn O'Porter is a broadcast and print journalist who lives in London with her husband, Chris O'Dowd, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has mande documentaries about all sorts of things, including polygamy, childbirth, geishas, body image, breast cancer, and even the movie Dirty Dancing... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Essex (Lit)

2:00pm

Who Needs School?
Writers come from varied backgrounds—some are academics, some are dropouts, and some are in-between. Find out how these authors handled their varied academic lives, and how that has influenced who they are today.

Moderators
RH

Rosianna Halse Rojas

Rosianna Halse Rojas has been making video blogs about wizards and intellectualism on the YouTube channel “missxrojas” since 2006.  She was one of the 16 winners of the international YouTube NextVlogger competition and plans to grow her channel in order to facilitate focused and extensive discussion about the status of women online. Rosianna has served as the editorial director of LeakyNews.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers Hollow Pike and Cruel Summer. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs

Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon

Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and  Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Elizabeth's latest novel for teens is a departure in a totally new direction. Code Name Verity, published by Egmont UK, Disney-Hyperion, and Doubleday Canada in 2012, is a World... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1's The Surgery with Aled. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Stafford (Lit)