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Kirkland EIBF 2015 23 of Strident’s authors – Victoria Gemmell (right), Catherine MacPhail (below) and Kirkland Ciccone (left) – will all be appearing at the 2016 Yay! YA+ festival on 21 April.Vikki - low res photo

It’s the festival’s second year, with Cumbernauld Theatre (between Glasgow and Stirling, 1 minute from the M80) again hosting. Tickets are available as of NOW. Go to for further details.

Yay! YA is an entire festival squeezed into a single day. It’s designed specifically for secondary school pupils (and their keen librarians/teachers). It’s fast-paced – the innovative format sees 8 authors presenting in various parts of the theatre, sometimes simultaneously.

If last year is anything to go by, Yay! YA+ 2016 will leave a lot of teenagers a) delighted and b) wanting more.