Previous MAYALIG Conferences:

October 13, 2012, Rust Library, Leesburg, VA

The Zen of Young Adult Literature VI: Turning Points Conference

Check out our Turning Points Conference book list and other YA information on our Resources page.

Keynote speech by author Julie Anne Peters.

Featuring Mayalig founders Linda Holtslander and Cathy Chauvette, Douglass Alternative School Librarian Lori Keating, and the always fabulous Teen Panel.

In celebration of MAYALIG's 20th anniversary, the conference was presented free of charge through a partnership between MAYALIG and Loudoun County Public Library.

October 23, 2010, Arlington Central Library, Arlington, VA

The Zen of YA Literature V: Outside the Box

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Dairy Queen and Front and Center
Featuring:
Graphic novel specialist Matthew Moffett
Our Popular Teen Panel

October 25, 2008, Arlington Central Library, Arlington, VA

The Zen of YA Literature IV: The Yin and Yang of YA Literature

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Werlin, award winning author
Featuring:
Expert Panel Discussion on Teens in the Library
What We Really Think: Our Popular Teen Panel

Nancy Werlin and Teen Panel

October 29, 2006, Arlington Central Library, Arlington, VA

The Zen of YA Literature III: The Cutting Edge

Keynote Speaker: Chris Crutcher, author
Featuring:
Luncheon Speaker: Jamie Watson, Teen Literature Specialist
Teen Panel

October 23, 2004, Ashburn Public Library, Ashburn, VA

The Zen of YA Literature: Insights on the Path to Enlightenment II

Keynote Speaker: Francisca Goldsmith, author and teen literature specialist
Featuring:
Luncheon Speaker: Jennifer Armstrong, author
Break-out Sessions: Teen programming; Book Awards
Teen Panel

March 31, 2001, Radisson Hotel, Alexandria, VA

The Zen of YA Literature: Insights on the Path to Enlightenment

Special Guests:
Michael Cart, award winning author, critic, and columnist
Jan Cheripko, author and teen advocate
Judy Richardson, author and teacher
Featuring:
Breakout Sessions: Using YALSA Award Booklists; Adult Books for High School Students; Reading Aloud in the Secondary Classroom
Teen Panel