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This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Texas Teen Book Festival which began its life in 2009 at Westlake High School under the guise of the Austin Teen Book Festival and has, since then, grown to such excess that it was moved from the high school, to the Palmer Events Center, to the Austin Convention Center, and now to its newest home--St. Edward’s University. The festival aims to foster "a community effort to celebrate and promote reading and writing by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans across genres and interest levels."
This year's keynote speaker is James Dashner of The Maze Runner fame, the featured author is Scott Westerfeld, the gameshow headliner is Marie Lu, and the closing speaker is Lauren Oliver. Moreover, there are lunch speakers and a blackout poetry writing workshop in addition to panel discussions. In short, Saturday's festival promises to be the best yet. For more details, click HERE