Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) 2018

Join Us for YANovCon on Saturday, January 27th!

Our third annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is just around the corner on Saturday, January 27th from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Carlmont High School, right next to the Belmont Library. YANovCon is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who can appreciate these amazing talents).

This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with the following YA novelists (and more!):

Not only will you get to learn more from your favorite authors about their writing and publishing process, we are also working to highlight the social justice themes these authors incorporate in their work. We’re encouraging participants to look for ways they can help make the world a safe space for everyone.

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

YANovCon is going to be bigger and better than ever before so we highly recommend you RSVP. Not only will this help us plan for participants, you’ll also be entered to win free books!


We encourage carpooling and using public transit. Carlmont High School is accessible via samTrans.

To encourage literacy and writing for students in 6th-12th grades, YANovCon is sponsoring a Teen Short Story Contest. Visit your local library for information and enter using our online form.

We're also very excited to highlight social justice and inclusion this year and hope you get inspired to make a change in your community. If you want help figuring out what you can do, we recommend you check these out:

DO - Choose a campaign and take action with 5.5 million young people.
LEARN University of Kansas Libraries Social Justice Resources homepage
LISTEN YALSA recommended podcasts on social justice for teens
READ Social Justice Books - curated booklists from Teaching for Change

Stay in touch with us and receive the latest author updates by following #YANovCon on Facebook and Instagram.