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YA Literature Conference

  • October 19, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites, Naperville


Once again at the...

Embassy Suites

1823 Abriter Ct.

Naperville, IL

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Scott Westerfeld & Jennifer Armentrout!

Participating authors announced so far (keep checking back for MORE announcements to come):

K. Ancrum, Jenn Bennett, Gloria Chao, e. E. Charlton-Trujillo, Ronni Davis, Rachel DeWoskin, Elizabeth Eulberg, Kit Frick, Kimberly Gabriel, Sonia Hartl, Kimberly Jones, Natalie Lund, Claire Legrand, Lauren Mansy, Lizzy Mason, Rafi Mittlefehldt, Laura Ruby, Laura Sebastian, Gilly Segal, Amber Smith, Jennifer E. Smith, Annie Sullivan, Rosiee Thor, Lillie Vale, Sharon Biggs Waller, Adrienne Young......

Anderson's Young Adult Literature Conference is a day for educators and librarians and a chance for adult YA fans to get the scoop on the latest in the genre!

  • Be inspired by keynote speakers!
  • Attend breakout sessions
  • What's New in YA book talk
  • Shop the conference bookstore
  • Book signings

A continental breakfast and plated lunch are included. Seven professional development hours available for those who attend the full day.

Tickets are just $125 (All sales final) Sign up by Friday, September 13th and enjoy an early rate of $110!!!

A continental breakfast and a plated lunch are included.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; event runs 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with signings to follow.

Are you an educator who would like to attend our YA Fandom Frenzy Teen day? You can be a CHAPERONE! Sign up five or more teens from your school or group and you can attend as a chaperone.  

Click here for complete details and tickets.

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