YALC at Home 2021

YALC @ home 2021 is fast approaching and this year we have an amazing line up of talented authors from the world of YA fiction who have come together to bring you a weekend of great content.

We can not wait until the Live YALC events return, but we sincerely hope that this edition of @home will entertain you!

Follow us on Twitter now and join us for an exciting weekend!
#atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

YALC schedule

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YALC @home 2021 - The Line Up!

PANELLISTS

Over the YALC @home weekend we will be posting exclusive panels, recorded especially for YALC, discussing a range of subjects that are rooted in the best YA fiction.

Make sure you follow our updates on Twitter over the @home weekend for when these panels are posted.  #atHomeYALC @yalc_uk


I’ll have what she’s having. Finding love in unlikely places

Adiba Jaigirdar
Adiba Jaigirdar
Beth Reekles
Beth Reekles
Becky Albertalli
Becky Albertalli
George Lester (Chair)
Chair
George Lester
Phil Stamper
Phil Stamper
Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed


You Had me at Hello. Falling in love for the first time

Alice Oseman
Alice Oseman
Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon
Simon James Green (Chair)
Chair
Simon James Green
Tanya Byrne
Tanya Byrne
Tasha Suir
Tasha Suri


Ohana Means Family. Finding your place in the world

Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas
Eve Ainsworth
Eve Ainsworth
Patrice Lawrence
Patrice Lawrence
Sara Barnard (Chair)
Chair
Sara Barnard
Yasmin Rahman
Yasmin Rahman


There’s just no telling how far I’ll go. Welcoming our debut authors

Anna Bowles
Anna Bowles
Ashaye Brown
Ashaye Brown
Jarlath Gregory
Jarlath Gregory
Naomi Gibson
Naomi Gibson
Rebecca Henry
Rebecca Henry
Wibke Brueggemann (Chair)
Chair
Wibke Brueggemann


Round up the usual suspects. Whodonnits and webs of lies

Ava Eldred (Chair)
Chair
Ava Eldred
Faridah Abíké-Iyímídé
Faridah Abíké-Iyímídé
Karen M. McManus
Karen M. McManus
Kathryn Foxfield
Kathryn Foxfield
Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson
Sue Wallman
Sue Wallman


We’re not in Kansas anymore. Exploring magical worlds.

C. L. Clark
C. L. Clark
Darren Shan
Darren Shan
Garth Nix
Garth Nix
Hafsah Faizal
Hafsah Faizal
Daphne Tonge
Chair
Dapne Tonge


A wizard is never late. Mystic powers and those that wield them

Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare
Ciannon Smart (Chair)
Chair
Ciannon Smart
Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson


History Has Its Eyes on You

Catherine Barter
Catherine Barter
Kat Dunn
Kat Dunn
Laura Wood
Laura Wood
Mackenzi Lee
Mackenzi Lee
Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys
Chelley Toy
Chair
Chelley Toy


After all, tomorrow is another day. Future worlds and desperate dystopias

Femi Fadugba
Femi Fadugba
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud
Kitty Kettle (writing as K L Kettle)
K L Kettle
Lauren James (Chair)
Chair
Lauren James
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth
Micaiah Johnson
Micaiah Johnson

WORKSHOPS


We have some great workshops lined up for you to watch that will help you learn and be inspired, brought to you by the talented authors below.
#atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

Amy McCaw
Blogger to Author Workshop
Amy McCaw
Debbie Rigaud
Writing humour workshop
Debbie Rigaud
Holly Race
Screenwriting vs book writing workshop
Holly Race
Initisar Kahani
Writing YA workshop
Intisar Khanani
Katherine & Elizabeth Corr
Co-authoring workshop
Katherine & Elizabeth Corr
Katherine Webber & Catherine Doyle
Writing a book with a friend workshop
Katherine Webber & Catherine Doyle
Krystal Southerland
Creating believable worlds workshop
Krystal Sutherland
Linda Newbery
In conversation with Gill Lewis
Linda Newbery
Luke Palmer
Writing flawed characters workshop
Luke Palmer
Marieke Nijkamp
Writing about a pandemic during a pandemic workshop
Marieke Nijkamp

COVER REVEALS


The following authors will be exclusively revealing their brand new book covers over the YALC @home weekend, so make sure you follow our Twitter feed for the latest! #atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

Alex Wheatle
Alex Wheatle
Aneesa Marufu
Aneesa Marufu
Ann Sei Lin
Ann Sei Lin
Caroline O’Donoghue (Chair)
Caroline O’Donoghue
Diana Anyakwo
Diana Anyakwo
Joseph Elliott
Joseph Elliott
S.M. Wilson
S.M. Wilson
Sera Milano
Sera Milano

SPECIAL EVENTS


Singular special events exclusively for YALC #atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

Non Pratt
Quiz
Non Pratt
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Pre-Recorded Reading
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Holly Bourne
YALC from then to now. An ambassadors retrospective
Holly Bourne
Juno Dawson
Pre-Recorded Reading
Juno Dawson
Kacen Callender
Spotify Playlist
Kacen Callender
Manjeet Mann
Performance Piece
Manjeet Mann
YA Book Prize
Presentation
YA Book Prize
Maggie Stiefvater
YALC Twitter Takeover - LIVE
Maggie Stiefvater
Sara Shepard
YALC Twitter Takeover - LIVE
Sara Shepard
Lilia Buckingham
YALC Twitter Takeover - LIVE
Lilia Buckingham
Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
Exclusive Book Talk
Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

Blackout – A Mini Panel
Featuring

Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton
Tiffany D Jackson
Tiffany D Jackson
Nic Stone
Nic Stone
Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas
Ashley Woodfolk
Ashley Woodfolk
Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon

GIVEAWAYS


The following authors will be providing some amazing giveaways over the YALC @home 2021 weekend – don’t miss out, follow us on Twitter! #atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

YA Book Prize
YA Book Prize
Aisling Fowler
Aisling Fowler
Alex Wheatle
Alex Wheatle
Amy McCaw
Amy McCaw
Andreina Cordani
Andreina Cordani
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas
Anna Carey
Anna Carey
Ashaye Brown
Ashaye Brown
Ava Eldred
Ava Eldred
Ben Oliver
Ben Oliver
Brianna Bourne
Brianna Bourne
Bryony Pearce
Bryony Pearce
C. L. Clark
C. L. Clark
Caroline O’Donoghue (Chair)
Caroline O’Donoghue
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare
Ciara Smyth
Ciara Smyth
Cynthia Murphy
Cynthia Murphy
David Owen
David Owen
Emiko Jean
Emiko Jean
Eve Ainsworth
Eve Ainsworth
Faridah Abíké-Iyímídé
Faridah Abíké-Iyímídé
Femi Fadugba
Femi Fadugba
Gill Stewart
Gill Stewart
Ginny Myers Sain
Ginny Myers Sain
Goldy Moldavsky
Goldy Moldavsky
Hafsah Faizal
Hafsah Faizal
Hannah Whitten
Hannah Whitten
Helen Corcoran
Helen Corcoran
Holly Jackson
Holly Jackson
Holly Smale
Holly Smale
Jarlath Gregory
Jarlath Gregory
Jason Cockcroft
Jason Cockcroft
Jeff Zentner
Jeff Zentner
Jenny Oliver
Jenny Oliver
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud
Joseph Elliott
Joseph Elliott
Josie Williams
Josie Williams
Kacen Callender
Kacen Callender
Karen M. McManus
Karen M. McManus
Kat Dunn
Kat Dunn
Katherine Webber & Catherine Doyle
Katherine Webber & Catherine Doyle
Keith Gray
Keith Gray
Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
Kristen O'Neal
Kristen O'Neal
Laura Wood
Laura Wood
Lauren James (Chair)
Lauren James
Linda Newbery
Linda Newbery
Luke Palmer
Luke Palmer
Mackenzi Lee
Mackenzi Lee
Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater
Margot Wood
Margot Wood
Marieke Nijkamp
Marieke Nijkamp
Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer
Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson
Melissa Welliver
Melissa Welliver
Melvin Burgess
Melvin Burgess
Michelle Kenney
Michelle Kenney
Michelle Quach
Michelle Quach
Naomi Gibson
Naomi Gibson
Neal Shusterman
Neal Shusterman
Rab Ferguson
Rab Ferguson
Rachel Griffin
Rachel Griffin
Ray Stoeve
Ray Stoeve
Rebecca Henry
Rebecca Henry
Reni K Amayo
Reni K Amayo
Rory Power
Rory Power
Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed
Sara Barnard
Sara Barnard
Sara Shepard
Sara Shepard
Lilia Buckingham
Lilia Buckingham
Sarah Kuhn
Sarah Kuhn
Shannon Takaoka
Shannon Takaoka
Simon James Green (Chair)
Simon James Green
Stephan Lee
Stephan Lee
Sue Divin
Sue Divin
Susan Dennard
Susan Dennard
Susin Nielsen
Susin Nielsen
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Tasha Suri
Tasha Suri
Vanessa Jones
Vanessa Jones
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth
Wibke Brueggemann (Chair)
Wibke Brueggemann
William Hussey
William Hussey

(c) 2021 – The Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC).  Please note all of the above are planned events/interactions and are still subject to change with no notice.  All items will appear as part of the YALC @home 2021, planned to go live over the weekend of 6th – 8th August 2021. #atHomeYALC @yalc_uk

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