Young Adult Literature Conference


Join Anderson's Bookshops for our 15th Annual YA Literature Conference for authors, librarians, educators and fans!

Participating authors to be announced as event gets closer - check back here for updates!!

SATURDAY, October 20th: 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.  Opportunities to shop the conference bookstore through out the day and book signings with all the authors following the day’s events. Ticket information to follow as event gets closer!

SUNDAY, October 21st: A FREE day just for TEENS!  Attendees must be 22 or younger! 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! Ticket information to follow as event gets closer!


2017 Keynote speakers: Sara Shepard, Adam Silvera, Nicola Yoon and Ryan Graudin!

2017 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.

Who will be here in 2018!? Check back here often to find out!