Texas Teen Book Festival Welcomes All Bookworms

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Tech-savvy Gen Z-ers will exchange social media influencers for notable young adult authors at the 11th annual Texas Teen Book Festival in Georgetown October 12.

The Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) promotes life-long reading and writing while also encouraging struggling readers by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans genres and interest levels.

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The Texas Teen Book Festival is a one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to visit with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. Photo courtesy Texas Teen Book Festival

Throughout the jam-packed festival day, fans will be entertained with author sessions and panels, book signings and workshops which are perfect for readers of all ages.

Mary H.K. Choi, culture correspondent of “Vice News Tonight” and New York Times bestselling author, will discuss her newest novel, “Permanent Record,” a witty, heartfelt romance featuring the inescapable influence of social media on everyday life. This year’s keynote speakers are poet and novelist Erika L. Sánchez along with writer, comedian and YouTuber Akilah Hughes.

Alex Temblador. Photo by Shelbie Monkres
Dallas-based freelance travel writer Alex Temblador is the author of “Secrets of the Casa Rosada.”
Photo courtesy Shelbie Monkres

Among the other award-winning authors teenage literary fans can expect at the TTBF are Alex Temblador, David Yoon, Gabby Rivera, Abdi Nazemian, Christopher Myers and Lauren Shippen. “I am so excited about our phenomenal lineup this year,” says Texas Teen Book Festival Program Director Meghan Goel. “Featuring a dynamic slate of books that range from terrifying thrillers to star-crossed romances to epic fantasies, it truly offers something for every reader.

Events throughout the day include a costume contest, 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, and the Penguin Teen Game Night in the iTent.

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The Texas Teen Book Festival is open to all ages. Dog Dipper enjoys a mix of realistic fiction and experimental fantasy.
Photo courtesy Texas Teen Book Festival

First organized in 2009 by librarian Heather Schubert and BookPeople, the festival continues to grow every year giving fans the opportunity to mingle with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country.

The 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival is October 12 at Southwestern University in Georgetown and is free and open to readers of all ages.


Cover photo courtesy Texas Teen Book Festival

Lisa Davis lives in Austin and is the Editorial Assistant for Texas Lifestyle Magazine and an honors graduate of Concordia University Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations.

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