Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
A Year of Books
Account Services
Our Chelmsford shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

YA Reception with Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema

Thursday 11th August 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. Celebrate established teen writing as well as being at the forefront of new fiction with our first YA Reception in Birmingham.   

We will be joined by Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema will be discussing the thought provoking topic of teen identity.

Martyn Bedford’s debut YA novel, Flip (2011), won four regional prizes and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards. His second, Never Ending (2014), was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and his third, Twenty Questions for Gloria, was published in 2016 in the UK, the U.S., and six other countries. A former journalist, Martyn, who has also written five novels for adults, teaches creative writing at Leeds Trinity University.

Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author and was the editorial consultant on Zoe Sugg's (Zoella's) Girl Online, as well as a motivational speaker and life coach. As well as writing several books for young adults, Dear Dylan, True Face, and Shipwrecked, Siobhan has written for many magazines and websites, including Cosmopolitan and the Guardian. Her latest YA novel Moonlight Dreamers, a book that dares you to dream, is published by Walker in July 2016.

Nat Luurtsema is a stand-up comedian, actor, BAFTA-nominated screenwriter and author of the acclaimed Cuckoo in the Nest, a comic memoir for adults. Nat ventures into YA territory with her trademark witty style in Girl out of Water, published by Walker in June 2016. Nat lives in London.

So come along to meet these talented writers, get your books signed and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.


Venue: Grand Central Birmingham, B2 4BF

Tickets: This is a free event. Simply add the required number of tickets to the basket below.

Goody Bag Ticket: There is an optional £5 goody bag add-on to this ticket. The goody bag includes a drawstring bag, colouring pencils, water bottle, balloons, stickers, a bookmark, and colouring sheets. If you would like this option please tick the box below when adding tickets to the basket. You can amend the quantity by clicking on the basket icon at the top right.

Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.


This event is part of the Storybox Festival. See the full Storybox programme here including panel events, workshops and live performances.



We are unable to issue refunds to customers unable to attend the event without at least 24 hours' notice. To request a refund of your ticket purchase or purchases, email with your details and request.





Leave a review

Related Items

Martyn Bedford
True Face: Be Real. Be Fearless. Be You!
Siobhan Curham
Twenty Questions for Gloria
Martyn Bedford
Girl Out of Water
Nat Luurtsema
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close