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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Has your teen been reading the 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominees? Check out this book trailer for nominee Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXmSLKNxFdQ

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Six Months Later by Natalie D Richards is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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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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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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R.I.P. Walter Dean Myers, winner of the inaugural Printz Award in 2000. We thank you for your work and the lives you changed over the years.

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Read, download, and request hard copies of our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report

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Check out book trailers created by our amazing Teens' Top Ten Committee for each of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominees via our youtube channel! http://bit.ly/1r6wqrC

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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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"She wrote the book all lesbians wanted to have as teenagers. She wrote the books kids of lesbian and gay parents needed to read. She was an icon and a treasure and every other over-used cliché about writers wh - See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/rem/06/24/in-remembrance-nancy-garden/#sthash.sbkcqSlV.dpuf RIP Nancy Garden.

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Need to find GREAT book titles for your teen? Check out our Teen Book Finder App! It's free to download through the Apple App Store. An android version of the app is coming VERY soon! Stay tuned! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yalsas-teen-book-finder/id527674308?mt=8

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Hidden Sweet Spots of St. Louis

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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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