Acclaimed YA authors Juno Dawson and Nicola Morgan talk about their writing, and their ambition to reduce the stigma
around mental illness. Or, as Juno says: “I want us all to be able to speak about mental health without shame, without secrecy, so we can all get the help we need”.

Award-winning author of dark teen thrillers, Juno’s first non-fiction book was Being a Boy, followed by This Book is Gay and then Mind Your Head – a guide to everything a young person needs to know about mental health. Nicola Morgan is an international speaker and award-winning author for and about teenagers. She has written nearly 100 books, including the novels Wasted and Mondays are Red, but she is best-known for her non-fiction, including the brilliant Blame My Brain, and The Teenage Guide to Stress .

Chaired by writer, journalist and dramatist, William Gallagher

Part of Birmingham Literature Festival’s Teen Takeover

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Waterstones 2nd Floor General Admission