Meet Top Authors at Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) - FREE

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Millbrae Library

1 Library Avenue

Millbrae, CA 94030

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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!

1/25/19 update: Due to unforseen circumstances, we have just learned that Nina LaCour and Erin Entrada Kelly are no longer able to join us. We are very lucky, though, that Children’s Stonewall Award winner Alex Gino will attend YANovCon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Find more details about these authors and the event at smcl.org/yanovcon

Books will be available to purchase on site thanks to our wonderful partnership with Books Inc.!

We are 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.

While we don't require an RSVP to attend, the first 200 people to arrive at the event who RSVP in advance will get a free YANovCon totebag.

Anticipated schedule:

  • 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.

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Millbrae Library

1 Library Avenue

Millbrae, CA 94030

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