YARWA’S Day of YA 2016

YARWA is proud to announce our fourth annual Day of YA at RWA Nationals in San Diego, California. Join us for this fun-filled, day-long event that’s all YA, all day!

  • When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Where: Marriott Marquis and Marina, SanDiego, CA.
  • Cost: Early bird price $65 YARWA members / $75 non-members
  • Prices will increase as of June 1st to $85 for YARWA members and $95 for non-members.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:45 Craft Workshop: Patty Blount – The Male POV

10:45 – 10:55 Break

11:00 – 12:15 Industry Panel with YA-acquiring agents and editors.

Panelists will discuss industry trends, recent acquisitions and what’s hot in YA.


12:20-12:50 Networking Lunch

12:50-1:15 Keynote Address by R.L. La Fevers

1:15-1:30 YARWA Rosemary Contest Awards Presentation

1:30-1:35 Break

1:40-3:10 Craft Workshop: Shelley Bates – The Rules of Revision

3:10-3:15 Break

3:20-4:20 YA Author Panel

Join bestselling and award-winning authors as they discuss their road to publication, experiences in a changing marketplace, and answer your questions!

  • Jennifer Armentrout
  • Alieen Erin
  • Elizabeth Briggs
  • Juliana Stone
  • Jenny Han
  • Pintip Dunn-2016 RITA Finalist

4:20-4:30 YARWA Annual Meeting – Free and open to all YARWA members

Want to learn more about the Day of YA’s workshops & speakers? CLICK HERE




Don’t wait, space is limited!

*Event is open to those 18 and over.

Questions? Contact either Peter Andrews at president@yarwa.com or Mary Karlik at vp-programs@yarwa.com. We hope to see you there!

***Interested in joining YARWA? Pro-rated memberships are just $15 after March 1, 2016.***