Meet your favorite authors at YALSA 2019!

Meet your favorite authors at YALSA 2019!

Are you attending the YALSA Symposium in Memphis! Don’t miss these author events! Plus, score free ARCs + don’t miss our publisher book buzz!


Don’t miss these author programs!

Don’t miss these author programs!


5:00 PM
Opening Session & Author Signing

Really YA—authors Kekla Magoon, Lauren Myracle, Sandhya Menon, and Meredith Russo discuss how realistic stories accurately portray the lives of today’s teens and why adolescents need advocates.


12:00-1:00 PM
Author Luncheon
& Author Signing * TICKETED EVENT*
Enjoy lunch with authors Mitali Perkins, Jennifer Mathieu, Tiffany Jackson, and Vince Vawter.

1:30 – 2:30 PM
William C. Morris Author Program

Debut YA authors Hafsah Faizal, Echo Brown, Kristina Forest, and Zack Smedley will discuss what led them to write for teens, their creative process, and the experience of publishing a novel.  S.K. Ali, 2018 Morris finalist for Saints and Misfits will moderate.

5:45 PM
Book Blitz & Galley Grab

Grab a free YALSA bag and attend the Book Blitz and Galley Grab–score free advanced reading copies + get your books signed by Echo Brown, Hafsah Faizal, Kristina Forest, and Jennifer Mathieu. Hors d’oeuvres served. Cash bar.


8:00 – 9:00 AM
Publisher Book Buzz

Don’t miss our publisher book buzz to hear about hot, upcoming YA titles!

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Closing Session & Author Signing

Empowering Teens through Fantasy and Science Fiction—authors Marie Lu, Renee Ahdieh, Shaun David Hutchinson, and Veronica Roth discuss how YA science fiction and fantasy can inspire teens to advocate in a chaotic world.

View the full schedule of events on the YALSA Symposium official website.