Welcome to YALLSTAYHOME, a virtual fest for our community to stay connected & inspired despite our social distance. ✨ We'll be organizing contests, giveaways, signed books, special events and two full days of panels April 25-26. Meet our author line up now! 

YALLWEST 2020 is canceled in response to COVID-19 concerns. We know this is disappointing news for many in our community, as we ourselves are devastated by having to make this decision. Sending so much love as we plan some fun, online surprises for you!  💙💛

This #GivingTuesday consider supporting the YALLWEST Schools Program. Help us change the story, maybe even the world... 📚🌎💙💛

Learn more here

THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of YALLWEST 2019- our panelists, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers + everyone who came to enjoy the panels, signings, special events, BTS lip sync battles, impromptu award ceremonies and our bookish, nerdy, incredible community. ✨ We seriously love all of you and love creating a place where we can all come together to celebrate each other. 💛💙 See you next year!



Bring layers! It’s going to be a little chilly this year, so don’t forget a jacket. You should also bring sunblock, a water bottle, comfy shoes and something to carry all your books! And don’t forget your tickets for the Keynotes & Smackdown- get yours at yallwest.com/tickets!


Donate to our Schools Program to provide transportation, meals and a free book to a student who otherwise would not have access to the festival. Make your contribution at yallwest.com/schools-program.


Due to construction, parking will be limited this year at the Civic Center Structure. Consider taking public transportation, carpooling or using a ride share app. More info on that at https://www.yallwest.com/location

See you in Santa Monica!

Check out the official YALLWEST 2019 Program! Download it, print it, share it with the people you love/go to school with/work with/whatever here!

Kick off YALLWEST right at #FierceFriday with all of these amazing authors!! It will be a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways — and more. ✨ Don't miss your chance to get a FREE ticket here


The annual Teen Writing and Fan Art contests are here- brought to you by the YALLWEST Teen Ambassadors! 

Enter for a chance to win signed books, YALLWEST swag, eternal bragging rights and more! 

Prompts and submission details at yallwest.com/contests

Work (volunteer) in the greatest city in the world (Santa Monica) by signing up to be a 2019 YALLVol!

You’ll get a T-shirt 👕, keynote ticket 🎟, food 🍕and the undying respect and gratitude of all the authors, organizers and attendees!

Sign up here.

A look back on some moments from Keynotes past as we prepare to release tickets THIS WEEK! 🔑📝 • Tickets are only required for Keynotes, Friday events and The Smackdown- the rest of the festival is FREE and open to the public.

We've got some exciting new additions to the YALLWEST lineup:

Katherine Applegate, Sam Maggs, Matt Mendez, Busy Phillips, Randy Ribay, Erika L Sánchez and Jennifer E. Smith! ✨✨✨

See the full list at yallwest.com/lineup2019

Who's ready for a big #YALLWEST 2019 announcement this week?