Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Austin Teen Book Festival This Weekend!

About the Festival:                                             
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011                    
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Keynote Author: Scott Westerfeld

Panels & Authors:
Pen Fatale: Gabrielle Zevin, Alexandra Adornetto, Mary Pearson, Jessica Brody, Alyson Noel, and moderated by Margo Rab
  • Alternaworlds: Scott Westerfeld, Jonathan Maberry, Maureen Johnson, Brian Yansky, and moderated by Real Life is Messy: Coe Booth, David Levithan, Geoff Herbach, Melissa Walker, John Corey Whaley, and moderated by Varian Johnson
  • I Heart Love Stories: Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, Simone Elkeles, Christina Mandelski, Jennifer Ziegler, and moderated by Cristina Garcia
  • Supernatural Suspense: Heather Brewer, Andrea Cremer, Sophie Jordan, Tera Lynn Childs, Jackson Pearece, and moderated by Cynthia Leitich SmithMission: Fostering a community effort to celebrate and promote reading and writing by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans across genres and interest levels.
The festival is free and open to anyone. Seating preference will be given to teens at the author sessions.
Books and concessions will be available for purchase.

Festival to-do List (for teens):
  • Meet all of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite authors
  • Have an author autograph your book
  • Hang out with your new and old friends and others who enjoy reading
  • Purchase books and ATBF t-shirts
  • Get your picture taken in our super cool, green screen photo booth
  • Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and other entertainment

Last year we had over 1000 teens in attendance!

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