Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) 2023

Panel Discussion & Author Book Signing

The Peninsula Libraries' 8th annual Young Adult Novelists’ Convention (YANovCon) will take place Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Burlingame Community Center, opens a new window. YANovCon is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors. This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions and book signings with notable and new YA novelists.

Anticipated Schedule:

Intro/Welcome: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Keynote Address with Bill Konigsberg: 1:15 PM – 1:50 PM

Session 1: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

  • Topic: The Role of Family in Shaping Identity
  • Panelists: James Brandon, Sarah Kuhn, Naz Kutub, Sara Saedi

Session 2: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Topic: Becoming Unsheltered: The Imperfections of Family
  • Panelists: Ernesto Cisneros, Sally Engelfried, and Mae Respicio

Book Signing with Middle Grade Authors: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Session 3: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  • Topic: Beyond the Traditional Family
  • Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Phillippe Diederich, Alexa Donne, Lilliam Rivera

Book Signing with All Authors: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

We've partnered with Books Inc., opens a new window to have books available for purchase at the event.

Lineup of Authors

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