2019 NYC Teen Author Festival

2019 NYC Teen Author Festival

Sunday, March 24: Kick Off! (The Strand, 828 Broadway, 7pm)

Kayla Cagan
Jimmy Cajoleas
Kevin Emerson
Amy Ewing
Katherine Locke
Shawn Sarles

Host: David Levithan

Monday, March 25 (Mulberry Street NYPL, 6-8):

Aspects of Authoring: Three Conversations About the Writer’s Craft and Author’s Life

6:00-6:40: The First Conversation – How Did You Come Up With That?

Arvin Ahmadi
Kit Frick
Heidi Heilig
Maxine Kaplan
KK Perez

6:40-7:20: The Second Conversation – How Do You Find the Right Way to Tell the Story?

Alyson Gerber
Jennifer Gilmore
Lizzy Mason
Amy McNamara
Mark Oshiro

7:20-8:00: The Third Conversation – How Do You Navigate Being an Author?

Sara Holland
Alisa Kwitney
Carolyn Mackler
Lance Rubin
Sona Charaipotra

Tuesday, March 26 (Little City Books, Hoboken, 7pm):

Field Notes on YA Literature

David Levithan
Alex London
Ben Phillipe
Lilliam Rivera
VE Schwab
Jennifer E Smith

Wednesday. March 27, 42nd St NYPL, Berger Forum, 6-8):
The Past Eleven Years, The Next Eleven Years

Gayle Forman
Kody Keplinger
David Levithan
E. Lockhart
Mark Oshiro
Scott Westerfeld
Ashley Woodfolk

Moderator: Justine Larbalestier

Friday March 29, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6)

2:00-2:50: Tinkering with Tropes

Molly Booth
Erin Cashman
Jennifer Donnelly
Sarah Henning
Laura Sebastian
Addie Thorley
Peternelle Van Arsdale

Moderator: Aimee Friedman

2:50-3:10: YA Admiration Society: Perfect Paragraphs

Gayle Forman
Emmy Laybourne
Sarah Darer-Littman
Lauren Spieller
Will Walton

Moderator: David Levithan

3:10-3:50: The Thrill of it All

Tara Altebrando
Stewart Lewis
Derek Milman
Lygia Day Peñaflor

Moderator: Sara Holland

4:00-4:40: It’s Complicated

Kheryn Callendar
Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
Sarah Enni
Lauren Gibaldi
Abby Sher
Andrew Simonet
Jenn Marie Thorne

moderator: Ashley Woodfolk

4:40-5:30: The Great YA Bake-Off

Rhoda Belleza
Corey Ann Haydu
Katie Henry
JJ Howard
Sam J. Miller
Michael Northrop
Shani Petroff
Sarvenaz Tash
KM Walton

Friday March 29, Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing (Upper West Side B&N, 7-8:30)

Kheryn Callendar
Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
Sarah Beth Durst
Sarah Enni
Jessica Khoury
David Levithan
Torrey Maldonado
Andrew Simonet

Saturday March 30, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, Bartos Forum, 1-5)

1:00-3:00 – Speaking the Truth: Three Conversations

1:00-1:40
Arvin Ahmadi
Jessica Blank
Patty Blount
Amy Giles
Kody Keplinger

1:40-2:20
Rachael Lucas
Melissa Ostrom
Sharon Huss Roat
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Laura Silverman

2:20-3:00
Sarah Beth Durst
Tiffany Schmidt
Natasha Sinel
Katrin van Dam
Ismee Williams

Moderator: David Levithan

3:10-4:00 – Defying Convention

Jessica Brody
Charlotte Davis
Jessica Khoury
Elizabeth Lim
Joanne Rendell
Margaret Stohl
Marit Weisenberg

moderator: Kass Morgan

4:00-4:45 – Exquisite YA Corpse

Gina Damico
Amy Ewing
Sara Holland
Gordon Korman
Laurent Linn
Sarah Moon
Kim Purcell
Shawn Sarles
Laura Sebastian
Phil Stamper
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Heather Swain
Ashley Woodfolk

Saturday, March 30 (McNally Jackson, 7:00pm): Giving Voice to the Teen Experience

Lauren Gibaldi
A.S. King
Rachael Lucas
Melissa Ostrom
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Will Walton

Moderator: David Levithan

Sunday March 31: Our Big Ol’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4):

1:00-1:30
Cathleen Bell
Patty Blount
Molly Booth
Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
Shani Petroff
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Marit Weisenberg

1:30-2:00
Jimmy Cajoleas
Erin Cashman
Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
Sarah Beth Durst
Sarah Enni
Amy Ewing
Kit Frick
Amy Giles
Jennifer Gilmore
Corey Ann Haydu

2:00-2:30
Sarah Henning
Katie Henry
Sara Holland
Maxine Kaplan
Kody Keplinger
Jessica Khory
Alisa Kwitney
David Levithan
Stewart Lewis

2:30-3:00
Sarah Darer Littman
Katherine Locke
Rachael Lucas
Carolyn Mackler
Derek Milman
Mark Oshiro
Melissa Ostrom

3:00-3:30
Elizabeth Lim
Lygia Day Peñaflor
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Shawn Sarles
Tiffany Schmidt
Samantha Schutz
Victoria (VE) Schwab
Laura Sebastian
Laura Silverman
Andrew Simonet
Natasha Sinel

3:30-4:00
Lauren Spieler
Margaret Stohl
Heather Swain
Addie Thorley
Jenn Marie Thorne
Peternelle van Arsdale
Katrin van Dam
Will Walton
Scott Westerfeld