for Year 4!
Did you know the Bay Area has an AMAZING annual YA book festival? Hosted by the San Mateo County Library system, a diverse team of local and distant authors come together to celebrate young adult literature and teens here in the Bay. I am excited to have attended the last three years, moderating two, and headed back to moderate alongside local bloggers Enna and Adriana. If you’re Bay Area local, I hope you will join us (and be sure to register so you get a free tote!).
Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
Millbrae Library (1 Library Avenue Millbrae, CA 94030)
This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including:
2018 Printz Medal winner Nina LaCour, 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Heidi Kling, Jesse Andrews, Mitali Perkins, Hugo-nominated Mark Oshiro, 2018 Beatty and Stonewall Book Award winner Dashka Slater, National Book Award Finalist Robin Benway, William C. Morris Award Finalist Akemi Dawn Bowman, Kayla Cagan, J H Diehl, C.G. Watson, Stonewall Award winners Brandy Colbert and e. E Charlton-Trujillo, William C. Morris Award Finalist Adib Khorram, Pura Belpré Award-winner Meg Medina, Randy Ribay, Lisa Super, and unexpected guests!
YANovCon is also working with local organizations to help shine a light on the issues teens face inside the home including family issues, domestic abuse, food insecurity, and more with a focus on how teens demonstrate their resilience
- 12-1 Early arrivals, book sale, and community fair (the first 200 to arrive will get a free totebag)
- 1-2 Opening session (keynote)
- 2:25-3:05 1st breakout sessions
- 3:15-3:55 2nd breakout sessions
- 4:05-5:05 Author one-on-ones
- 5:05-5:45 All author book signing
Books will be available to purchase on site thanks to a wonderful partnership with Books Inc.!