The Future of Young Adult Literature: Hit Me with the Next Big Thing
YALSA’s 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium will gather together librarians, educators, authors and publishers to explore what lies ahead for young adult literature, including trends in content, format and interaction. In an era where trends can rise and fall in the blink of an eye, how do we find the next Big Thing? How will the changing face of today’s teen drive changes in content? What, besides words, will be in the digital future of young adult literature? Can looking into the past of the genre help us determine where we might be headed in the years to come? What factors play a role in determining what will become the Next Big Thing? Join YALSA as we explore what the future has in store for young adult literature and what or who may transform it.
The 2012 symposium will take place Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch.