to May 4


  • Santa Monica High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“YALLWEST is an author and teen run young adult and middle grade book festival and non-profit, with the goal of getting books in the hands of those in need and saying the words to get them to open them.”

The 2019 YALLWEST Book Festival is on May 4 from 9AM – 7PM at Santa Monica High School. This is a FREE event with no registration required. Certain keynote speeches are ticketed; please click here for more details.

Our Fierce Friday preview events will take place on May 3 at the Santa Monica Public Library. Ticket information here.

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to Apr 17

Texas Library Association (TLA) 2019 Conference, Austin

  • Austin Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The largest state library association conference in the country, an active marketplace of ideas, library services, and educational resources.

Mimi’s Schedule at TLA 2019:

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM - Texas Tea: Meet & Greet with YA Authors (Ticketed; register online only)

9: 45 AM - 10:45 AM -
Who Said That? Multiple Voices in Young Adult Writing
11 AM - 12:00 PM
- Signing in the Author Area

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9:00 AM09:00

Houston TeenBookCon

TeenBookCon is a volunteer committee made up of librarians, teachers, and other lovers of young adult literature, who come together at monthly planning meetings to make sure that our annual event day, held in March or April each year, is a fantastic opportunity for teens from the greater Houston area and beyond to meet their favorite authors and discover new authors.

FREE and open to the public!

Register/RSVP here

Mimi’s Schedule at Houston TeenBookCon:

10:30 AM - Allies & Intrigue panel with Veronica Roth and Makiia Lucier (Location: PAC)
12:20 PM - End of the Alphabet panel with Kiersten White and Don Zolidis (Location: Small gym)
1:15 PM - Indomitable Femmes panel with Claire LeGrand, Kiersten White, and Suzanne Young (Location: Band)
3:00 PM - Book signings

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