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As many of you know the first-ever NYC Teen Author Festival (March 16-22, 2009) starts in two days. There are many fabulous, wonderful events. Make sure you check out the full schedule over here. But as far as I’m concerned there’s only one event that’s unmissable:
Join Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justine Larbalestier, David Levithan, Diana Peterfreund, Scott Westerfeld as they read some of their (ahem) less accomplished work from their teenage and pre-teenage years. Hosted by Libba Bray.
You really need to hear just how bad our writing once was. But here’s what John Scalzi had to say after moderating our last juvenilia panel:
How could you miss such an event? Don’t you want to heckle the badness? Laugh until you cry? Vote on who is the worst writer of all?
It really is worth ducking out of work early, skipping basketball/band practice, or whatever other thing that’s currently getting in your way. You know you want to mock us. You know you want to see how very very bad writing can be.
See all you New Yorkers Monday at 4PM in Tompkins Square Park Library!
P.S. I’m especially looking forward to Alaya’s contribution which was even stored in a purple folder.
Posted by Justine at 15:39, 14 March 2009 under Cons & Other Gatherings, New York City/USA, Writing process | 5 Comments »
Oh, I feel like I’m missing out. Anything similar to happen in Aus?
March 14th, 2009 at 10:17 PM
2. Justine Says:
Actually, the very first juvenilia panel I ever did was organised by Kim Wilkins and Sean Williams and took place in Brisbane maybe three years ago. So Australia got there first.
March 14th, 2009 at 11:04 PM
Ack, I wish I could come to this one, but I won’t be in NYC until Thursday.
March 15th, 2009 at 12:07 AM
Any chance this will be podcasted?
March 15th, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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