It’s been almost two weeks now since the amazingness that was YALC and I’m still not sure I’ve really recovered. I had such an amazing time listening to authors speaking on topics that were important to them, chatting to YA lit fans of all ages and from all parts of the UK (and further abroad) and coming home with more piles of swag than I could shake a stick at!
I had a phenomenal time, and picked up so much stuff that I’ve really enjoyed looking through. My TBR is growing by the minute, and I’m not really sure I can handle it any more.
There really is no way to describe all the things that went on over the weekend, the fun and the books and the talks and the joy, so this post is mostly made up of photos and captions.
The three days of YALC were all different, and all really very entertaining and engaging. I left with not only a lot of books and a new appreciation of feeling like part of a community, but also a lot of joy and happiness at the fun which I had had.
For me, the absolute highlight of the weekend was getting Goldenhand, but hot on the heels of that comes a raft of experiences and discussions which I will treasure until next year, when I’ll get to experience YALC all over again.
If you have an interest in YA literature, in YA authors, in books, in the writing process, in creativity, any or all of the above, I highly recommend visiting YALC. It’s a superb weekend and I hope it continues for many, many more years to come!