Hello Teen Writers Bloc readers! This week is the annual Teen Author Festival, hosted by none other than our former professor/bestselling author/Scholastic super-editor David Levithan. There will be more than ninety fantastic authors participating this year, and for the first time, the festival will include three of our own: Caela Carter, Jessica Verdi, and me (Mary G. Thompson)! You can find the entire schedule of events (starting today!) at the Teen Author Festival Facebook page. You’ll want go to as many of the events as you can, because there’s going to be a whole lot of awesome!
You can find us at the following times and places:
Jessica Verdi (My Life After Now):
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30, Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint.
The only way out is through: Engaging truth through YA.
—also featuring Crissa Chappell, Tim Decker, Ellen Hopkins, Amy McNamara, and moderator David Levithan
Caela Carter (Me, Him, Them, and It):
Friday, March 22, 3:00-4:00, 42nd St. New York Public Library, Berger Forum, 2nd Floor
Taking a Turn: YA Characters Dealing with Bad and Unexpected Choices
—also featuring Eireann Corrigan, Alissa Grosso, Terra Elan McVoy, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Elizabeth Scott, K. M. Walton, and moderator Aaron Hartzler
Mary G. Thompson (Wuftoom):
Friday, March 22, 4:40-5:30, 42nd St. New York Public Library, Berger Forum, 2nd Floor
Alternate World vs. Imaginary World
—also featuring Sarah Beth Durst, Jeff Hirsch, Emmy Laybourne, Lauren Miller, E. C. Myers, Diana Peterfreund, and moderator Chris Shoemaker
All three of us will be signing at Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St., on Sunday, March 24th! Caela will be there from 1:00-1:45, and Jess and I will be there from 3:15-4:00 (yes, Jess and I have been separated from Caela by the dreaded alphabetical order bias. Curses!).
Please check out the list of the events and support your favorite NYC authors! There are so many awesome people involved, you can’t help but find something you’ll love!