Writers' Program YA Symposium

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens brings together the writing community and some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today’s most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference. Live zoom panels and networking events will run on Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 21, 2021. Pre-recorded lectures and conversations will be accessible through Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Sponsored in part by the Antioch University MFA program in Creative Writing.

Your $60 registration fee includes:

  • Keynote presentation featuring Aiden Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author & National Book Award 2020 Longlist Recipient
  • Eight pre-recorded lectures and conversations on craft
  • Three live panel presentations
  • Handouts and access to daily discussion boards
  • Workshop group opportunity
  • Access to Online Book Sale

Live Panels Schedule Available

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