YALLWEST 2017 is fast approaching with an impressive lineup. The YA book festival will be held on Saturday April 29th, with a preview night held on Friday. Check out the schedule jam packed with author signings and fun panels below:
FIERCE FRIDAY YALLWEST PREVIEW NIGHT
4 PM – 8 PM – Santa Monica Public Library
Join us for a madcap YA library takeover — YALLWEST style! We’ll be kicking off the festival weekend with a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways, food — and life size video games.
Authors include Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Veronica Roth, Roshani Chokshi, Caleb Roehrig, James Dashner, Kami Garcia, Nicola Yoon, Kate Hart, Victoria Aveyard, Alexandra Bracken, Danielle Paige, Rachel Renee Russell, Ryan North, Maurene Goo, S. Jae-Jones, and more!
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9 AM FESITVAL OPENS
9 AM: Book sales and booths open, line ups start
10 AM: OPENING KEYNOTE: MASTERING FANTASY CASSANDRA CLARE IN CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL JOSE OLDER – Barnum Hall
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10 AM: Wake Up With I Read YA! – Main Quad
Breakfast is the most important meal of your YALLWEST. Start your day off right with donuts from Scholastic I Read YA! Join authors Elizabeth Eulberg, Sara B. Larson, and Wendy Spinale.
10 AM – Centennial Quad
Benjamin Alire Saenz
Kasie West,Kiersten White
11 AM: SWIPE RIGHT: LOVE AND THE MODERN MILLENNIAL – Barnum Hall
Moderated by Jennifer E. Smith with Nicola Yoon, Lilliam Rivera, Sandhya Menon, Adi Alsaid, and Kami Garcia
11 AM: AM SPOTLIGHT: WRITING YALLDRENALINE JAMES DASHNER IN CONVERSATION WITH BRENDAN REICHS– North Gym
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11 AM: KINGDOMS & QUESTS: EPIC FANTASY ROADTRIPS – Cafeteria
Moderated by S. Jae-Jones with Roshani Chokshi, Jessica Cluess, Heidi Heilig, Linda Sue Park, and Erin Summerill
11 AM: MG TRUTH OR DARE – Tent
Moderated by Dean Hale with Tahereh Mafi, Soman Chainani, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Lisa McMann, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Tamara Ireland Stone
For the full schedule, click HERE