Me at NYC Teen Author Festival

The NYC Teen Author Festival begins this Sunday. I will be at the opening event on Sunday to cheer everyone on.

Here’s my schedule for the rest of the festival:

Wednesday, 22 March, 42nd St NYPL, South Court, 6-8:
Writing New York City
A gathering of writers who’ve written about New York City talking about (and reading about) New York City.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Coe Booth
Libba Bray
Michael Buckley
Jocelyn Davies
Justine Larbalestier
David Levithan
Lois Metzger
Sarah Mylnowski
Gae Polisner
Adam Silvera
Jennifer E Smith

Daunting much? So many have written about NYC over the years. I’m tempted to read someone else writing about the city. Like, say, Jacqueline Woodson or Dawn Powell.

Friday 24 March, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6):
2:00 – Introduction
2:10-2:50: The Flavours of Human Evil
A discussion of putting a face to human evil in YA fiction, and how human monsters are the most terrifying of them all.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Tiffany Jackson
Justine Larbalestier

It’s going to be so hard to keep this conversation to forty minutes. All three of us have so much to say. Running the gamut from slavery to psychopathy to the evil choices everyday people make.

Sunday 26 March: Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4):2:30-3:00
Bill Konigsberg
Gordon Korman
Pamela L. Laskin
Justine Larbalestier
David Levithan
Sarah Darer Littman
Barry Lyga
Wendy Mass
Brian Meehl
Lois Metzger
Rafi Mittlefehdt
Meredith Moore
Garth Nix

Quite the company for me to be signing in, eh? Hope to see some of you there!

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