Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, Nov. 14 - 16, 2014, Austin, TX. 

Please note: these dates have changed since the original announcement.

 

The preliminary program has been announced!

 

Over 45 authors are participating in the Symposium, check out the complete list of participating authors.

 

Registration is open.  Register early for the best rates.

The special hotel rate of $124 doesn't last forever, so be sure to book your room by October 14th.

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The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is one of the twenty five nominees of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! Voting starts August 15 so check it out so you can vote! http://youtu.be/qK_XJuDIHUQ

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Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee! If you haven't read it yet, check out the book trailer for it below! Or if you have, tell us how you liked it! http://youtu.be/VBGYcmVUnwo

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee! Check out the book trailer below! http://youtu.be/FKJohkt2Yhw

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Excited about the Teens' Top Ten voting starting August 15? Check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block! http://youtu.be/G4hjQInenLw

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Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at…

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Are the teens and tweens in your library MAKING brilliant stuff this summer? Apply for our 2014 Maker Contest! Tell us about your successful programs and how you facilitated making at your library for a chance to earn bragging rights and win fab prizes, such as MaKey MaKey invention kits! Apply by Sept 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/1hOXCbQ

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Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo! http://youtu.be/V-ea9m3Ru_0

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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"The library is the center and the heart of community. Through shared resources, through providing a safe space, and through seeking out opportunities to reach into those places which have otherwise been overlooked or forgotten about, libraries do a hell of a lot more than provide books." http://bookriot.com/2014/07/15/libraries-netflix-books/

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Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Of Triton by Anna Banks! http://youtu.be/xbntvOuZZ3s

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Of Triton by Anna Banks is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Celebrating Teen Read Week this year? Make sure to check out and join our Teen Read Week website for planning resources publicity tools, and more! http://teenreadweek.ning.com/

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Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Earth Girl by Janet Edwards! If you've read it already, what'd you think of it? http://youtu.be/CQLWHR5-BJY

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Earth Girl by Janet Edwards is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Is your teen interested in writing and ya lit? Have them try out for our Teen Blogging Contest! Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for The Hub during Teen Read Week! Apply by August 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/1jdyIMB

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Hidden Sweet Spots of St. Louis

Started by Tom Spicer in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jamie Krakover Nov 2, 2012. 16 Replies

Here's the forum for letting the symposium attendees in on all of those little-known coffee shops, restaurants and attractions you know about that make St. Louis interesting.Continue

First Time at YA Lit Symposium

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Hi Everybody,Can someone describe what happens at the symposium? Is there lots of discussions? I have the program but that does not really give me a sense of what to expect.Thanks,AContinue

Suggestions for future YA Lit. Symposiums

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Post and discuss here any suggestions for future Ya. Lit. Symposiums.

YA Literature and Fan-Created Work: What do YOU want to hear about?

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Hello fellow YA Lit Symposium attendees!Robin B. here, coordinator for the YA Lit Symposium program on YA Literature and…Continue

 
 
 

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