Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) 2019

Join Us Saturday, January 26th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM!

Our 4th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is just around the corner and will be held at the Millbrae Library. YANovCon is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors. 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.

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.

We are giving out free prizes randomly to those who attend and RSVP in advance.

Lineup of Authors

Anticipated Schedule

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Early arrivals, book sale, and community fair (first 200 will get a free tote bag)
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Opening session
2:25 - 3:05 PM: 1st breakout sessions
3:15 - 3:55 PM: 2nd breakout sessions
4:05 - 5:05 PM: Author one-on-ones
5:05 - 5:45 PM: All author book signing



There is ample parking at the 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.

Teen Short Story Contest

To encourage literacy and writing for students in 6th-12th grades, YANovCon is also sponsoring a Teen Short Story Contest. Look for more information in November.