Virtual YA Out Loud

Register now for an afternoon of events featuring emerging and award winning authors who write young adult literature. Registration is free for the public.

Virtual YA Out Loud

1:00pm

October 3, 2020

Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray (The King of Crows), acclaimed author Justin A. Reynolds (Early Departures), and debut novelist Ryan La Sala (Reverie) discuss dreams, death, destiny, and teens making big choices in worlds that blur the lines between reality and fantasy. Moderated by author Patrice Caldwell (A Phoenix First Must Burn).

October 3, 2020

1:00pm

2:00pm

October 3, 2020

Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu (Skyhunter), Stonewall award winner Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), and debut talent Kim Johnson (This Is My America) discuss authoritarianism, voting rights, and the American justice system in an important conversation about power, privilege, and teens getting political. Moderated by Daniel Nayeri (Everything Sad Is Untrue).

October 3, 2020

2:00pm

3:00pm

October 3, 2020

Fiction / YA

 Whether it’s canvassing for change with a new-friend-turned-love-interest, falling for the competition in a tight race for prom queen, or seeking revenge but somehow finding yourself on a path of self-discovery, relationships are such a hallmark of the teen experience—relationships with others, of course, but also your relationship with yourself. Join bestselling YA authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (Yes No Maybe So), Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown), and Kacen Callender (Felix Ever After) as they discuss the life-defining relationships explored in their recent novels.

October 3, 2020

3:00pm

5:00pm

October 3, 2020

Fiction / Non-Fiction / YA

What are our stories? As we grow up and figure out our place in the world, we find them — or create them. The pieces that make them up encompass queerness, racism, family history, politics, sexism, activism, and sports in this discussion with Mike Curato (Flamer), Kiku Hughes (Displacement), and Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops). Moderated by New York Times Book Review editor MJ Franklin

October 3, 2020

5:00pm

4:00pm

October 4, 2020

Fiction / YA

New York Times bestselling authors Karen McManus (One of Us Is Next) and Rory Power (Burn Our Bodies Down) join acclaimed author Camryn Garrett (Full Disclosure) in a riveting conversation about fear, deception, and the lengths characters will go to keep some truths hidden. Moderated by debut author of K-pop Confidential, Stephan Lee.

October 4, 2020

4:00pm

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