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YALLWEST 2017 Schedule Announced

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:

FRIDAY

4 PM

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!

Get tickets here.

SATURDAY

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

Get tickets here.

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.

SIGNING

10 AM – Centennial Quad

Renée Ahdieh

Ryan North

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Mark Waid

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

Get tickets here! Presented by First in Line

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

YALLWEST

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.