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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:23:38 
From: Beth Yoke <[log in to unmask]>

YALSA is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 
Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen 
Experience in YA Literature, to be held October 31 - November 2, 2014 in 
Austin, TX.  YALSA's 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium will gather 
together librarians, educators, researchers, authors and publishers to 
explore what's 'real' in the world of teen literature.  In what ways is 
young adult literature reflecting the real and amazing diversity of 
today's 42 million teens and it what ways has it fallen short?  Who are 
today's teens, really?  What are the 'real' issues that they want and need 
to read about, and how do they want to read about them?  Why are realistic 
teen experiences in books sometimes controversial when they accurately 
portray a young person's life? How are the evolving areas of identity and 
sex(uality) being explored in YA literature and nonfiction? Join YALSA as 
we explore what is 'real' in young adult literature.

YALSA invites interested parties to propose 90-minute programs centering
on the theme, as well as paper presentations offering new, unpublished
research relating to the theme. Applications for all proposals can be
found at  (click "Propose a
Paper/Program"). Proposals for programs and paper presentations must be
completed online by Nov. 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their
proposals' status the week of Jan. 12, 2014.


Beth Yoke, CAE
Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
1.800.545.2433 x4391
fax: 312.280.5276

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