YALSA's next Young Adult Literature Symposium will take place Nov. 5-7, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There is an opportunity for authors to speak.
The 2010 symposium theme is Beyond Good Intentions: Diversity, Literature, and Teens. Today's generation of teens is the most diverse ever. Does today's young adult literature reflect the many different faces, beliefs and identities of today's teens? What impact is this generation having on young adult literature and vice versa? Join YALSA as we explore the depth and breadth of contemporary literature in search of an answer to these questions.
YALSA is now accepting preconference proposals for the 2010 symposium.
The preconference must relate to the 2010 symposium theme and can be either a
half- or full-day event that takes place prior to the symposium. The preconference will take place on Nov. 5. Proposals are due Oct. 1.
YALSA is now accepting proposals for programs relating to the theme at the 2010 symposium. Programs are 90-minute sessions that will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 6 or 8 a.m. and noon on Nov. 7. Proposals are due Oct. 1.
Paper presentations are 20-minute sessions that will take place as part of a 90-minute program between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 6 or 8 a.m. and noon on Nov. 7. Accepted papers will be published by YALSA after the symposium. Proposals are due Oct. 1.