Cavalcade Success!

Keep sharing your Cavalcade of Authors West 2016 photos and thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!  Don’t forget to tag your post with our hashtag: #coawest16 and you may find yourself re-tweeted or re-posted!

Also, please follow us on social media for exciting updates from former Cavalcade authors, and to hear the latest news about next years event!  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram as @CavalcadeWest

The Countdown Continues!

This is the week of Cavalcade of Authors West.

We can feel the excitement, and we’re hoping that students, teachers, and librarians are as pumped about the conference as we are!


Below you will find some important information: our logistics letter, and a PLU campus map.  We’ve included the following:

  • Checklist
  • Schedule
  • Registration information
  • What you’ll want $$ for
  • Parent/Librarian Information

So, eat your heart out!  We’ll post more updates as needed… But for now, geek out over the bookish-love that is DAYS away.



#COAWest16 Registration Closed!

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We are so thankful for all the interest regarding Cavalcade of Authors West 2016–we’re sorry to say this, but our registration is now closed.  We have all our spaces filled, but we are already looking to ways we can increase our attendance numbers for next year!

Keep on reading and writing!

Ready, Set, Registration!

Today is the day…

Registration is open!


If you’re as excited as we are (which is pretty excited), then you’ll make sure to send in your list of students and your payment ASAP!  We can’t wait to start filling in workshop sessions and seeing which schools are bringing the most kids.  (We’re not saying it’s a contest to bring the most kids, but we kind of are saying it’s a contest.  *HUGE SMILE*)

So check out the below information if you’ve lost the email we sent out (or if you’re completely new to the COAWest 2016 bandwagon)… it’s all here:





And just for kicks, here’s a quick reminder “run-down” of the basics of Cavalcade of Authors West 2016…

$20 per student
April 30th, 2016
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
All your favorite authors (or soon -to-be-favorite)

That’s about it.  Send us your students! (Well, the forms with the student names, and the money from your students… we will take the students later.)

Happy Monday!

Stickers! Stickers, stickers, stickers!

Cavalcade of Authors West is proud to present Cavalcade of Authors West Medals!  These medals are similar to the stickers you see on Newbery, Printz, Corretta Scott King, and Caldecott Award Winners.  These stickers are perfect to distinguish your COA authors in your libraries. They are available here, and cost $5.00 for 10, plus .50 shipping. Check out the  picture below, but keep in mind that they look SOOOOO AWESOME in person.

If you’re interested in buying stickers for your library, then please contact us at to order a supply. We’ll get them out to you right away.

Writing Contest Update!

Attention librarians, teachers, and students!


We have the 2016 Writing Contest information up on our main page… Go check it out HERE.

You will not only receive an awesome prize, but you will also have your story published (!!!!!!!!) in the PLU magazine Saxifrage!

Cavalcade of Authors Book Fair

Attention book lovers!  

**Warning: Enabling alert!**

Do you need a good excuse to buy more books?  Do you want to support a love of reading and writing in young adults?  Do you want to do some gift shopping that gives back to an amazing organization?

Then come to our Book Fair!  Cavalcade of Authors West is gearing up for our event in April with a book fair.  Now is a perfect time to get those books you’ve been dying to read from our amazing list of authors.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get reading–you’ll regret it!  Plus, the more books you buy now, the more books you can have autographed by our authors during our conference!book fair flyer picture

Here’s how it works–print out a page of vouchers (or order online!) and give them to your friends.  Drag said friends to the event.  Have an awesome time.  Add books to your “TBR” pile (“to be read”).  Cozy up with a book and warm beverage.  Congratulate yourself on supporting a great cause by buying smart!

So, don’t forget… pass along the vouchers and flyers to all your friends!  ALSO–educators get 25% off their entire purchase!

CoAW Vouchers
CoAW Flyer

Bring someone FAMOUS to your school!

Students, do you want to meet an author one-on-one?

Teachers, librarians–do you want to realize your dreams of becoming a ROCKSTAR?

Students, teachers, librarians: do you want to hear about behind-the-scenes struggles and successes that authors go through?

If this sounds like something you want to do, then please fill out our 2016 Author Visit Request Form… we have limited visits available for some authors (check the form), so we will fulfill requests on a first come, first served basis.

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We need your support!

You have an amazing opportunity to support students…

It’s positive, it’s encouraging, it’s inspiring…

Check out our IndieGoGo Campaign to donate to Cavalcade of Authors West 2016.

Be a rock star–donate!  Anything helps.

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