4th Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention, Saturday, January 26, 2019


Media Contacts:
Katie Woods, Communications Manager
San Mateo County Libraries
(650) 556-5209

MILLBRAE, CA – San Mateo County Libraries present the 4th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) happening this Saturday, January 26 at the Millbrae Library.

YANovCon provides an exclusive connection to some of today's top authors. This free celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new young adult novelists including Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Meg Medina, Heidi Kling, Jesse Andrews, and more!

This family-friendly convention brings readers and authors together for a half-day of engaging young adult literacy programming and includes local organizations focusing on the theme of teen resilience on issues they face every day.

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

San Mateo County Libraries and the cities of Burlingame, opens a new window, Daly City, opens a new window, Menlo Park, opens a new window, Redwood City, opens a new window, San Bruno, opens a new window, San Mateo, opens a new window, and South San Francisco Libraries, opens a new window, provided funding for the event. Program partners include Books Inc., opens a new window, San Mateo County Office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, opens a new window, San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity, opens a new window, Star Vista, opens a new window, Felton Early Psychosis, opens a new window, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, opens a new window, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, opens a new window, and Caminar, opens a new window.

Find more details about these authors and the event at smcl.org/yanovcon.