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Friday, July 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adults Reading YA

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Young Adult literature isn't just for teens! In this panel adult YA readers & writers will discuss what they love about the genre, how they relate to the teen characters, and what they feel YA offers that other genres do not. They will also chat about tropes, Booklr, and their favorite YA books. Audience participation encouraged!

Speakers
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Janella Angeles

Janella Angeles has been an aspiring YA novelist for as long as she’s loved Harry Potter—the books, the fandom, and the fanfiction. She’s a Filipina-American writer and a team member of the Boston Teen Author Festival who currently resides in Massachusetts. She recently graduated... Read More →
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Elizabeth Briggs

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Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She’s the author of the new adult CHASING THE DREAM series and the young a... Read More →
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Kaci Machacyk

Performer/Presenter
“Kalysta Flame” is a classically trained vocalist, actress, songwriter, dancer, and one-song harmonica player who has been performing since the age of six. She has combined her love of writing silly songs for her dogs with her love of Harry Potter to create brand new Wrock music... Read More →
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Axie Oh

Axie Oh is a graduate of the University of California-San Diego where she studied Korean history and creative writing. She was the recipient of Tu Books’ 2015 New Visions Award, awarded to an unpublished author of color. Her debut YA Sci-Fi novel, THE AMATERASU PROJECT, is scheduled... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom IV