UPDATE: The in person version of YALLWEST 2020 was canceled. In 2021, the festival is once again held virtually
"In the interest of public health and keeping our readers, authors, volunteers, and sponsors safe, it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel YALLWEST 2020. We will return in spring of 2021..."
Y'all come west now, to hear a bunch of great YA authors and more.
YALLWest celebrates books, film, TV, and art related to young adult literature.
Represented at the Fest are New York Times bestsellers as well as local and acclaimed authors and artists, plus some notable Hollywood directors and creators.
The majority of the events are free, but there are a few ticketed events ($8 per panel).
Fierce Friday at the Santa Monica Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd) is a preview evening (6pm-8pm), with food trucks, karaoke, games, and giveaways. Reserve free tickets online.
Saturday events are at Santa Monica High School (601 Pico Blvd), 10am – 8pm.