Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2016 Texas Teen Book Festival

Texas Teen Book Festival (#TTBF)--a celebration of the teen reading experience--is a partnership between the Texas Book FestivalBookPeople, and venue sponsor St. Edward’s University. This FREE one-day event invites teens to meet many of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors. This year's festival will feature 34 authors and have an expected attendance of over 4,000 teens, parents, teachers, and librarians from across the state.

Some features of the 
2016 festival include:
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows) and Laini Taylor, (Daughter of Smoke & Bone series and Strange the Dreamer) as the keynote speakers. 
  • authors Sabaa TahirRene S. Perez IIDavid ArnoldCaleb RoehrigE.K. Johnston, and Jeffery Self competing in an epic battle of BC vs. AD at the annual Texas Throwdown Game Show. 
  • a new workshop with BarrioWriters.org.
  • a special event with Alamo Drafthouse. On the evening of Friday, September 30, the Texas Teen Book Festival, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and Penguin Teen will host a very special screening of the 1983 film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s YA classic, The Outsiders. Authors Sabaa TahirDavid Arnold, and Renée Ahdieh will join the exclusive event for a Q&A session with Sarah Pitre from Drafthouse and Forever YA.
  • the festival's first Fierce Reads Costume Contest!


***The festival is free and open to everyone***

Saturday, October 1, 2016
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Book Sales start at 8 AM and will last all day.


Keynote Author(s) and Special Events: 
  • In Conversation with Mindy Kaling
  • TTBF Texas Throwdown Game Show - Sabaa Tahir, Rene S. Perez II, David Arnold, Caleb Roehrig, E.K. Johnston, & Jeffery Self
  • Afternoon Keynote - Laini Taylor
  • Closing Keynote - Leigh Bardugo
  • Badgerdog Poetry Workshop with Carrie Fountain
  • Badgerdog Poetry Workshop with Sasha West
  • Barrio Writers Writing Workshop with Sarah Rafael Garcia
  • Fierce Reads Costume Contest
  • Typewriter Rodeo
  • Fiction Contest Winners announced

Festival Schedule: Download the 2016 Schedule here.

Click HERE for more information.