Me & YALLWEST
YALLWEST! It is happening! In Santa Monica!
And it is going to be incredibly fun. Yallwest is a sister festival to Yallfest in Charleston, with the same kind of wacky, honest, energetic vibe, if the e-mails I have received and sent are any indication. I’m going to post my personal schedule here, but really, there are so many great conversations and events going on, you should check out the whole program here:
But this is where I’ll be and when and what I’ll be doing:
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
1PM – THAT TIME I SUCKED (CAFETORIUM – MG/YA)
You think it’s just you? From lousy grades to terrible reviews, rejection letters, trolling & their own imaginary suckage, these writers have been there too.
M: BRENDAN REICHS
P: Melissa de la Cruz, Lisi Harrison, Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Roth, Coe Booth, Greg Neri
2PM – ‘STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS’ UGH (CAFETORIUM – YA)
What are we talking about when we say those three words, anyways, and why do we still have to talk about it? And is there such a thing as a Girl Book?
M: VERONICA ROTH
P: Victoria Aveyard, Kimberly Derting, Shannon Hale, Stephanie Perkins, Morgan Rhodes
4PM – THE AFTERNOON TEANOTE: TEA WITH MARIE & V (BARNUM HALL – MG/YA/A)
Bestsellers & friends Marie Lu (The Legend Series, The Elites) & Veronica Roth (The Divergent Series) invite you to join them for tea and related hijinks. Tickets available at Yallwest.com.
and of course
6PM – SMACKDOWN & TIGER BEAT (BARNUM HALL – MG/YA/A)
Shannon Hale, Brendan Reichs and Aaron Hartzler host a stage full of authors making fools out of themselves. Tiger Beat, the all YA author cover band featuring award-winning authors Libba Bray, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Barnabas Miller, and Natalie Standiford, will close out the night. Tickets available at Yallwest.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12th
12PM – BAD WRITING BY GOOD AUTHORS: JUVENALIA (TENT – MG/YA)
You might be a great teen writer. We were…not. Come laugh with and at us as we read from our own purple prose.
M: VERONICA ROTH & BRENDAN REICHS
P: Katie Alender, Jessica Brody, Aaron Hartzler, Maria Dahvana Headley, Leila Howland, Jessi Kirby, Jennifer Niven, Cindy Pon
And HERE is a link to the signing schedule for both days. More info on my signings in particular to come; there will be wristbands involved.
I am so excited!