Festivals

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2020

Portland Book Festival

  • Date: November 5-21, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Bethany C. Morrow, Justina ireland, Kenrya Rankin, Kim Johnson, Leah Johnson, Liara Tamani

Well-Read Black Girl Festival

  • Date: November 6-8, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Kim Johnson, Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, Yusef Salaam, Ashley Woodfolk, Ibi Zoboi

YALSA Symposium

  • Date: November 6-8, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: George M. Johnson

Yallwrite

  • Date: November 13-14, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Kalynn Bayron, Patrice Caldwell, Kacen Callender, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Somaiya Daud, Tracy Deonn, Jordan Ifueko, Tiffany Jackson, Leah Johnson, Kimberly Jones, Tochi Onyebuchi, Danielle Paige, Yusef Salaam, Nic Stone, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi

Miami Book Fair

  • Date: November 15-22, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: Kalynn Bayron, Tiffany D. Jackson

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

  • Date: December 4-5, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

2021

LA Festival of Books

  • Date: April 17-18, 2021
  • Location: USC Los Angeles, CA
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Yallwest

  • Date: April TBD, 2021
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Registration Price: General Attendance Free, Keynotes TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Schomburg Book Festival

  • Date: September TBD 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

Ake Arts & Book Festival

  • Date: October TBD, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: Free
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD

FIYAHCON + IGNYTE Awards 

  • Date: TBD, 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Registration Price: TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD
  • Black Agents Repping YA in Attendance: TBD

Yallfest

  • Date: November TBD, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Registration Price: General Attendance Free, Keynotes TBD
  • Black YA Authors in Attendance: TBD