Check Us Out At YALLWest!

Don’t miss our giveaways, events, panels, and more at YALLWest on April 30, 2022!

While we won’t be there in person, we can’t wait to celebrate YALLWest with you. Scroll on to RSVP to our Pajama Party and view our full schedule.


April 27th, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm ET / 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PT on ZOOM

Attending Authors:

Grab your fave PJs for this free virtual slumber party with games, Q&As, and FREE BOOKS! Everyone who attends will receive one EARLY DIGITAL COPY selected from our upcoming YA titles.

Space is limited! RSVP HERE 

Giveaway: The Underlined Student Activism Prize Pack

Enter for a chance to win the Underlined Student Activism Prize Pack! 5 winners will receive a prize pack of books we think are required reading for aspiring activists. The giveaway is open from 4/25-4/28




Look out for our Sanitizer Stations and Sandwich Boards! 

Y’all make sure to wash your hands at the festival—it’s the WRITE thing to do! Keep an eye out for our Underlined hand sanitizer stations to stay healthy at YALLWEST. And check out our Underlined signs to see our schedule and play games while you wait in line! 


Writer Origin Stories

10 AM PT, Cafeteria

From Insta-Fame + Fanfic to Headlines + Tweets or Sweat + Tears

Moderated by Rektok Ross with Racquel Marie, Sajni Patel, Kate Marchant, Mayra Cuevas, Rebecca Phelps, & Laura Gao

Sequels + Expectations

11 AM PT, Barnum

Writing as collaboration between Readers + Writers

Moderated by Melissa de la Cruz with Tahereh Mafi, Maggie Stiefvater, Ransom Riggs, E. Lockhart, V. E. Schwab, and Amy Foster

Conflict + Connection

11 AM PT, Cafeteria

Exploring Propulsive Conflict as a Perpetual Story-Making Machine

Moderated by Soman Chainani with Ebony LaDelle, Traci Chee, Robby Weber, Julie Buxbaum, Gretchen McNeil, and Abdi Nazemian

World Building Blocks

12 PM PT, Barnum

From Stormtrooper’s Helmets to Second Breakfasts, How Do Small Details Define Epic New Worlds?

Moderated by Margaret Stohl with Victoria Aveyard, Susan Dennard, Lizz Huerta, Namina Forna, Soman Chainani, and Ransom Riggs

Ask Me Anything

2 PM PT, Cafeteria

The Comics and Graphic Novels Version

Moderated by Jeanine Schaefer, Mariko Tamaki,  Margaret Stohl, E. Lockhart, Alexis Castellanos, Sam Maggs, and Christine Thompson

Alt Storytelling

2 PM PT, Disco Quad

Unforgettably Told Stories, In Verse or Over Letters, Between Friends or Between Photographs, By One Voice or Many

Moderated by Cookie Hiponia with Holly Goldberg Sloan, Ashley Woodfolk, Steven Salvatore, Robby Weber, and Julie Buxbaum

Trope Wars

3 PM PT, Cafeteria

Authors Face Off Over Tropes We All Love + Hate + Love to Hate

Moderated by Abdi Nazemian with Mayra Cuevas, Marie Marquardt, Jason June, Stephan Lee, Beth Reekles, Anna Todd, and Racquel Marie

How Do You Write a Book? (Really)

4 PM PT, Cafeteria

tldr: It’s Not Easy, But It Might Not Be As Hard as You Think

Moderated by Sarah Enni with Chloe Gong, Stephanie Garber, Susan Dennard, Robbie Couch, Namina Forna, and Maggie Stiefvater

How Do You Survive Life as a Creator? (Really)

4 PM PT, Disco Quad

tldr: It’s Not Easy, But It Might Not Be As Hard as You Think

Moderated by Amy Foster with Rektok Ross, Sajni Patel, Gretchen McNeil, Marie Marquardt, Lizz Huerta, and Kylie Lee Baker



Laura Sebastian for Castles in Their Bones 


E. Lockhart for Family of Liars 


Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson for The Agathas 


12 PM PT: Julie Buxbaum

1 PM PT: Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt; Namina Forna

3 PM PT: E. Lockhart


Julie Buxbaum, Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt, Namina Forna, and E. Lockhart will be on the ground at the festival!

 Laura Sebastian, Kathleen Glasgow, and Liz Lawson will be attending virtually for Instagram Lives.


WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE: Games, Sneak Peeks & More! 

Play the Underlined Bookish Word Games!

Don’t forget to share your results with us online at @GetUnderlined  


Read a Sneak Peek!

Love The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove? Be the first to get a sneak peek of Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen!  


Watch Videos!

Check out the book trailers for these must-reads at YALLWest this year.  


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