NYC Teen Author Festival

Greetings! The fabulous David Levithan (author extraordinaire, as well as my editor!) just announced the line-up for the NYC Teen Author Festival.  Over 70 YA authors will be participating in events across NYC for 7 days - pretty impressive!  I put in bold the events that I'll be speaking/reading/signing at, but I'm sure I'll be attending as many as I can and I hope you do, too!  Be sure to check out the NYC Teen Author Festival Facebook Page for more updates! Hope to see you there! XO, Elizabeth 2011 NYC Teen Author Festival Schedule

Monday, March 14   (Chatham Square Branch of the NYPL, 33 E Broadway., 6-8): Finding Voice, Giving Voice:  Speaking Up for Characters Authors: Cathleen Bell Jen Calonita Cecil Castellucci Brent Crawford Elizabeth Eulberg Brian James Kekla Magoon Melina Marchetta Marie Rutkoski Moderator:  David Levithan

Tuesday, March 15  ( B&N Union Square , 7-8:30): YA Reader’s Theater Authors: Holly Black Judy Blundell Gayle Forman Eliot Schrefer (aka E. Archer) Host:  David Levithan

Wednesday. March 16 ( South Court , 6-8): YA Rocks, featuring Tiger Beat! Tiger Beat: Libba Bray Daniel Ehrenhaft Barnabas Miller Natalie Standiford

With music-related readings from: Philana Marie Boles Libba Bray Barnabas Miller Jon Skovron Jeri Smith-Ready Rita Williams-Garcia Host:  Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker

Thursday, March 17 (Five Borough Read, 10-12): Manhattan : Seward Park Branch, 192 E Broadway, Manhattan , 10am Alma Alexander Philana Marie Boles Leanna Renee Hieber Lena Roy Mark Shulman

96th Street Branch, 228 E 96th St , Manhattan , 10am Violet Haberdasher Kimberly Marcus Micol Ostow Eliot Schrefer Natalie Standiford

Washington Irving H.S (in conjunction with Mulberry St Branch)  - 40 Irving Place , 10am. Eireann Corrigan Jocelyn Davies Anne Heltzel Matt de la Pena Patrick Ryan Leila Sales

Muhlenburg Branch, NYPL, 209 W 23rd St Alexandra Bullen Helen Ellis Sarah Mlynowski Matthue Roth Adrienne Maria Vrettos Robin Wasserman

Brooklyn Central Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorim, 10 Grand Army Plaza Cathleen Bell Gayle Forman Christopher Grant Melissa Kantor Jeri Smith-Ready Melissa Walker

Bronx : Bronx Library Center , 310 E Kingsbridge Road , Bronx Margie Gelbwasser Sarah Darer Littman Arlaina Tibensky Maryrose Wood

Queens : Library TK Brent Crawford Barry Lyga Melina Marchetta Neesha Meminger

Staten Island : St George Branch, 5 Central Ave , Staten Island , 10am Elizabeth Eulberg David Levithan Michael Northrup Danette Vigliante

Friday March 18th, Symposium (South Court , 42nd Street , 2-6) 2:00  Introduction 2:10 – 3:00:  Telling the Truths – Hard Topics, Illuminating Fiction Authors: Eireann Corrigan Donna Freitas Sarah Darer Littman Kimberly Marcus Micol Ostow Moderator:  DL

3:00 – 3:50: Debut Author Showcase Authors: Jocelyn Davies Margie Gelbwasser Christopher Grant Anne Heltzel Kimberly Marcus Arlaina Tibensky Moderator:  Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker

3:50 – 4:00:  Break

4:00 - 5:00:  I Think I Love You (But Maybe I Don’t?) – Writing About Teens in Love Authors: E. Lockhart Terra Elan McVoy Sarah Mylnowski Patrick Ryan Moderator:  David Levithan

5:00 – 6:00:   Under the Influences:  Discussing Influences on YA Fiction Authors: Libba Bray Alexandra Bullen Susane Colasanti Barry Lyga Carolyn Mackler Lena Roy Adrienne Maria Vrettos Maryrose Wood Moderator:  Barry Lyga

Saturday. March 19th, Symposium ( South Court , 42nd Street , 1-5:30)1:00 – Introduction

1:10 – 2:00:  The Ties That Bind, Part One:  The Struggle Against Darkness Kim Harrington Lisa McMann Maggie Stiefvater Robin Wasserman Moderator:  David Levithan

2:00 – 2:45:  The Ties That Bind, Part Two:  Family Bonds Melissa Kantor Melina Marchetta Alyssa Sheinmel Natalie Standiford Danette Vigilante Moderator:  Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker

2:45 – 3:30:  The Ties That Bind, Part Three:  Friends and Community Matt de la Pena Torrey Maldonado Michael Northrop Leila Sales Moderator:  Barry Lyga

3:30-3:40 – Break

3:40 – 4:20 – Tribute to Michael Cart Host/Opening:  Jack Martin Speakers/Readers:  David Levithan and Jacqueline Woodson Acceptance:  Michael Cart

4:20-5:30:  LGBTYA:  Past, Present, and Future Nick Burd Michael Cart David Levithan Martin Wilson Jacqueline Woodson Moderator:  Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker

Sunday afternoon: Books of Wonder Signing (1-4)

Authors: 1-1:45 Lizabeth Zindel  (A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills, Penguin) Maryrose Wood  (The Hidden Gallery, Harper) Suzanne Weyn  (Empty, Scholastic) Danette Vigilante  (The Trouble with Half a Moon, Penguin) Maggie Stiefvater   (Linger, Scholastic) Natalie Standiford  (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, Scholastic) Mark Shulman    (Scrawl, Roaring Brook) Alyssa Sheinmel  (The Beautiful Between, RH) Kieran Scott  (She’s So Dead to Us, S&S) Leila Sales  (Mostly Good Girls, S&S) Patrick Ryan  (Gemini Bites, Scholastic)

1:45-2:30 Marie Rutkoski  (The Celestial Globe, FSG) Lena Roy   (Edges, FSG) Michael Northrup  (Trapped, Scholastic) Sarah Mlynowski  (Gimme a Call, RH) Neesha Meminger  (Jazz in Love, Ignite) Terra Elan McVoy  (After the Kiss, S&S) Lisa McMann   (Cryer’s Cross, S&S) Kimberly Marcus  (Exposed, RH) Melina Marchetta (The Piper’s Son, Candlewick) Torrey Maldonado  (Secret Saturdays, Penguin) Barry Lyga  (Archvillain, Scholastic)

2:30-3:15 E. Lockhart   (Real Live Boyfriends, RH) Sarah Darer Littman     (Life After, Scholastic) David Levithan  (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, RH) Melissa Kantor  (The Darlings Are Forever, Hyperion) Carla Jablonksi  (Resistance, First Second) Gwendolyn Heasley      (Where I Belong, Harper) Kim Harrington  (Clarity, Scholastic) Christopher Grant  (Teenie, RH) Margie Gelbwasser  (Inconvenient, Flux) Elizabeth Eulberg  (Prom & Prejudice, Scholastic) Helen Ellis  (The Turning, Sourcebooks)

3:15-4 Daniel Ehrenhaft  (Friend is Not a Verb, Harper) Sarah Beth Durst  (Enchanted Ivy, S&S) Matt De La Pena  (I Will Save You, RH) Brent Crawford  (Carter Finally Gets It, Hyperion) Eireann Corrigan  (Accomplice, Scholastic) Susane Colasanti  (Something Like Fate, Penguin) Marina Budhos  (Tell Us We’re Home, S&S) Kate Brian  (Book of Spells, S&S) Philana Marie Boles  (Glitz, Penguin) Judy Blundell    (Strings Attached, Scholastic) Cathleen Bell    (Little Blog on the Prairie, Bloomsbury )