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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"Off the book subject here, does the YA Lit Symposium have childcare on site?  I know Annual Conferences do, wasn't sure about this one.  Hoping to attend, but this will be a deciding factor for me."
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Is your library participating in Teen Read Week this year? Apply for our 2014 Teen Read Week Activity Grant! Ten libraries will be awarded a $1000 grant each to help fund their activities. To learn more and to apply, visit http://teenreadweek.ning.com/page/trw-activity-grant

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Come hang with us in Austin this Nov. 14 - 16 for our YA Literature Symposium! To view the preliminary program, apply for a travel stipend, or register, visit http://www.ala.org/yalitsymposium

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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

Started by Anna Lynn Martino in Sample Title. Last reply by Hannah Berry Oct 31, 2012. 15 Replies

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

Started by Tom Spicer in Uncategorized. Last reply by Hannah Berry Oct 29, 2012. 3 Replies

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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