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, but 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
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
Please Note: YANovCon is appropriate for families including middle and high school students. Local organizations will be at the event to help shine a light on the issues teens face inside the home including family issues, domestic abuse, food insecurity, and more; some mature topics will be discussed in select sessions.
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. Submit your story by Monday, January 14, 2019, and you could win a one-on-one lunch with a published YA author.