Young Adult Literature Conference


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Join Anderson's Bookshops for our 14th Annual YA Literature Conference for authors, librarians, educators and fans

Participating authors include:

Keynotes: Sara Shepard, Adam Silvera, Nicola Yoon and Ryan Graudin!

 

Authors: Ann Brashares, Crystal Cestari, Elly Blake, Kim Turrisi, Ryan Graudin, Wendy Brant, Jessie Ann Foley, Kerri Maniscalco, Katie Kennedy, Kayla Ancrum, Jessica Taylor, Julie C. Dao, Morgan Rhodes, Peter Bognanni, Traci Chee, Jared Reck, Jessica Cluess, Julie Buxbaum, Kara Thomas, M.C. Atwood, Marit Weisenberg, Tara Goedjen, Veronica Chambers, Samira Ahmed, Steve Schafer, Gabrielle Prendergast, Lisa Maxwell, Lynn Weingarten, Margaret Rogerson, Michelle Hodkin, Peternelle van Arsdale, Amy Reed, Carrie Jones, Julia Keller, Heather Maclean,  Stephanie Strohm, Livia Blackburne & Daria Polatin.

 

SATURDAY is a day just for Teachers, Librarians & Adult Fans of YA!  Meet the authors, enjoy a continental breakfast and a plated lunch, hear keynote speakers, attend breakout sessions on current topics, and listen to book talks on the best in new YA. Seven professional development hours are offered to those who attend the full day.  Please advise of any dietary restrictions by November 1st to laura.evans@abcfairs.com.  We are not able to accommodate any on-site requests. Opportunities to shop the conference bookstore through out the day and book signings with all the authors following the day’s events. 

Doors open at 7:30 am; event runs 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

 

Sign up TODAY! Adult Day Rate is $120.00 per person. Sorry no refunds!

 

Please call us at (630) 820-2802 to register with a purchase order.

 

Stay at the Hilton and receive a special room rate HERE

 

For additional information, please call (630) 820-2802.

 

 



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
GRANGER MIDDLE SCHOOL - 2721 STONEBRIDGE BLVD, AURORA, IL 60502

From 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (Door open at 9:30 AM)


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SUNDAY is a FREE day just for TEENS!  Interact with the authors in a variety of activities.  The YA Fandom Frenzy Day will include author panels and more. This is a day for readers and authors to get to know each other better in a fun way. Opportunities to shop the on-site bookstore through out the day and book signings with all the authors following the day’s events.   Lunch and concessions available for purchase.  Get your fan frenzy on with some of the best writers of YA literature today! Tickets are free but you must register to attend.  Attendees must be 22 or younger as of 11/5/17.  

 
 

Authors:  Ann Brashares, Crystal Cestari, Elly Blake, Kim Turrisi, Ryan Graudin, Wendy Brant, Jessie Ann Foley, Kerri Maniscalco, Katie Kennedy, Kayla Ancrum, Jessica Taylor, Julie C. Dao, Morgan Rhodes, Peter Bognanni, Traci Chee, Jared Reck, Jessica Cluess, Julie Buxbaum, Kara Thomas, M.C. Atwood, Marit Weisenberg, Tara Goedjen, Veronica Chambers, Samira Ahmed, Steve Schafer, Gabrielle Prendergast, Lisa Maxwell, Lynn Weingarten, Margaret Rogerson, Michelle Hodkin, Peternelle van Arsdale, Amy Reed, Carrie Jones, Julia Keller, Heather Maclean, Caragh M. O'Brien, Stephanie Strohm, Livia Blackburne, Daria Polatin, Sara Sheperd and Adam Silvera.

If you are an EDUCATOR or PARENT who would like to attend the event on Sunday, you can be a CHAPERONE!  Sign up five or more teens from your school or group and you can attend as a chaperone.  Please use the Teen Fandom Frenzy ticket type below.  Please only secure places for the students you are confident will attend.

 

SIGN UP TODAY BEFORE FREE TICKETS RUN OUT!

 

For additional information, please call (630) 820-2802.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
Event address: 
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