The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who appreciates these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including:
2018 Printz Medal winner Nina LaCour, 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, J.H Diehl, Heidi Kling, Mitali Perkins, Hugo-nominated Mark Oshiro, 2018 Beatty and Stonewall Book Award winner Dashka Slater, Robin Benway, William C. Morris Award Finalist Akemi Dawn Bowman, Kayla Cagan, Brandy Colbert, William C. Morris Award Finalist Kelly Loy Gilbert, C.G. Watson, E. E Charlton-Trujillo, Adib Khorram, Pura Belpré Award-winner Meg Medina, Randy Ribay, Lisa Super, and unexpected guests!
Books will be available to purchase on site thanks to our wonderful partnership with Books Inc.!
Not only will you get to connect with your favorite authors about their writing and publishing process, we are also working with local organizations to help shine a light on the issues teens face inside the home and how they demonstrate their resilience. We’re constantly impressed with the strength our teens show and want to highlight their courage.
While we don't require an RSVP to attend, we are giving out random free prizes randomly to those who attend and RSVP in advance.
12-1 Early arrivals, book sale, and community fair (the first 200 to arrive will get a free totebag)
1-2 Opening session
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
There is ample parking at Millbrae Library, but we highly recommend carpooling and using public transit to reduce your impact on the environment. Millbrae Library is easily accessible via samTrans, Bart, and Caltrain.
To encourage literacy and writing for students in 6th-12th grades, YANovCon is also sponsoring a Teen Short Story Contest. Visit your local library for information and enter here (coming soon).