YARWA’S 2019 Day of YA

Please join us for the 2019 Young Adult Romance Writers of America Day of YA, a conference devoted to the art and craft of writing Young Adult fiction

  • When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Where: The 2019 RWA National Conference – Click here for more information. New York Marriott Marquis in New York City – Click here for more information.
  • Cost: -$80 for YARWA Members / -$90 for non-members

Day of YA Schedule

  • 7:30-8:30 : Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30 to 9:30: Guest Speaker – A.G. Howard, Best-Selling Author of the Splintered Series, Stain, and more.
  • 9:30 to 11:30 : Craft Workshop with Lisa Cron, Author of Story Genius and Wired for Story
  • 11:30 to 12:00: Keynote Speaker – Jennifer E. Smith, Best-Selling Author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Windfall, and more.
  • 12:00 to 1:30: Independent Lunch Break
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Industry Panel with Acquiring YA Agents and Editors – (See list below)
  • 2:30 to 3:00: Rosemary and Athena Awards
  • 3:00 to 4:00: Debut Author Panel (See list below)
  • 4:00 to 4:30 – Closing Remarks and 2019 YARWA Board Meeting
  • 4:30 to 5:00 Clean-Up and Goodbyes

Day of YA Industry Panel

We’re happy to announce the fantastic agents who have kindly agreed to answer all your questions about publishing and Young Adult fiction at the Day of YA Industry Panel.

Debut Author Panel

Kristina Forest
I Wanna Be Where You Are

Kat Cho
Wicked Fox

Jennifer Dugan
Hot Dog Girl


We look forward to seeing you in New York City!