2018 NYC Teen Author Festival

Sunday, March 18: Kick Off! (The Strand, 828 Broadway, 7pm)

Arvin Ahmadi
Susane Colasanti
Sara Holland
Richard Lawson
Dana Mele
Krystal Sutherland
Ashley Woodfolk

Monday, March 19 (Mulberry Street NYPL, 6-8):

Areas of Expertise: YA Writers on YA Writing

Jen Calonita
Holly Kowitt
Emmy Layborne
Sarah Darer Littman
E. Lockhart
Sam L. Miller
Jess Verdi
Katherine Webber
Ibi Zoboi

Tuesday, March 20 (Little City Books, Hoboken, 7pm):

The Complexity of Characters

Corinne Duyvis
Michele Hodkin
Billy Merrell
Alyssa Sheinmel
Yvonne Ventresca
Ismee Williams

Cancelled, Due to Weather:
Wednesday, March 21, 42nd St NYPL, Berger Forum, 6-8):
The Past Ten Years, The Next Ten Years

Zoraida Cordova
Gayle Forman
Lexa Hillyer
Adam Silvera
Kody Keplinger
Justine Larbalestier
Scott Westerfeld

Friday March 23, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6)

2:00-2:50: Queer Voices in YA — The 2018 Edition

Arvin Ahmadi
Kheryn Callender
Billy Merrell
Sam J. Miller
Sarah Moon
Mark Oshiro
Will Walton

Moderator: David Levithan

2:50-3:40: Evolution of a Writer

Jen Calonita
Alison Cherry
Kody Keplinger
Sarah Darer Littman
Alexandra Monir
Matthue Roth
Leila Sales
KM Walton

Moderator: Aimee Friedman

3:50-4:40: Ambitious Girls

Katie Bayerl
Kayla Cagan
Sharon Cameron
Maria Dahvana Headley
Tiffany Jackson
Lauren Spieller
Amy Trueblood

moderator: Melissa Walker

4:40-5:30: Bookish Romance

Jennifer Castle
Mia Garcia
Shani Petroff
Lindsay Ribar
Tiffany Schmidt
Jennifer E. Smith
Stephanie Kate Strohm

moderator: Kieran Scott

Friday, March 23, Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing (Upper West Side B&N, 7-8:30)

Tara Altebrando
Gina Damico
David Levithan
Emily X. R. Pan
Kim Purcell
Randy Ribay

Saturday, March 24, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, Bartos Forum, 1-5)

1:00-1:50 – Debuts (Part One)

Kheryn Callender
Lindsay Champion
Kim Chance
Kit Frick
Amy Giles
Anna Hecker

1:50-2:30 – What a Difference a Decade Makes. . . (Creative Panel)

Molly Booth
Sharon Cameron
Sara Holland
Laurent Linn
Andy Marino
Amy McNamara
Michelle Schusterman
Peternelle van Arsdale
Marit Weisenberg
Jeff Zentner

2:30-3:15 – Writing the Perils of Real Life

Heather Demetrios
Kevin Emerson
Maxine Kaplan
Emily X. R. Pan
Bonnie Pipkin
Gae Polisner

moderator: Brendan Kiely

3:25-4:10 – Evolution of a Writer

Donna Cooner
Heidi Heilig
JJ Howard
Dana Mele
Nisha Sharma
Abby Sher
Suzanne Weyn

moderator: Kass Morgan

4:10-5:00 – Debuts (Part 2)

Alisa Kwitney
Derek Milman
Mark Oshiro
A.M. Rose
Julia Rubin
Nisha Sharma
Ashley Woodfolk

Moderator: Leila Sales

Saturday, March 24 (McNally Jackson, 7:00pm): Into the Wilds

Cathleen Bell
Rhoda Belleza
Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman
Alexandra Monir
Melissa Ostrom
Sarah Nicole Smetana
Kaitlin Ward

moderator: Kass Morgan

Sunday, March 25: Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4):

1:00-1:30
Arvin Ahmadi
Katie Bayerl
Cathleen Bell
Kheryn Callender
Sharon Cameron
Kim Chance
Shani Petroff
Randy Ribay

1:30-2:00
Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman
Susane Colasanti
Donna Cooner
Gina Damico
Heather Demetrios
Amy Giles

2:00-2:30
Lexa Hillyer
Michelle Hodkin
Sara Holland
Kody Keplinger
Emmy Layborne

2:30-3:00
Barry Lyga
Dana Mele
Billy Merrell
Sam J. Miller
Sarah Moon
Melissa Ostrom
Emily X. R. Pan
Bonnie Pipkin

3:00-3:30
Gae Polisner
Kim Purcell
A.M. Rose
Julia Lynn Rubin
Kieran Scott
Abby Sher
Adam Silvera
Sarah Nicole Smetana
Jennifer E. Smith

3:30-4:00
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Amy Trueblood
Peternelle van Arsdale
KM Walton
Kaitlin Ward
Marit Weisenberg
Scott Westerfeld
Suzanne Weyn
Ashley Woodfolk
Jeff Zentner
David Neilsen

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