Tompkins County Public Library

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Library to Hold Teen Authorfest

Area tweens and teens are invited to spend a day with some of the Young Adult genre’s most talented authors June 16, as the Tompkins County Public Library hosts Teen Authorfest, a celebration of books and music, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell and BorgWarner rooms.

Teen Authorfest will feature readings and signings by authors, music from New Roots jazz band, Bümph, a teen lounge, refreshments and opportunities to win prizes, including an iPad and Nook Tablet™. 

Featured authors are:
  • Jay Asher, a California-based writer, is the author of the much-heralded “Thirteen Reasons Why,” which touches on the timely topics of teen suicide and bullying, and the co-author of “The Future of Us.”
  • Madeleine George is the author of “Looks” and “The Difference Between You and Me.” Her candor and humor offer rare insight into issues like sexuality and self-image.
  •  Elisa Ludwig, whose debut novel, “Pretty Crooked,” has been lauded as “Robin Hood” meets “Pretty in Pink” and has earned her a spot on many up-and-coming author lists.
  •  Shawn Goodman, the lone local of Teen Authorfest, earned rave reviews among teen and adult readers alike for his emotional and enlightening novel, “Something Like Hope.”
All events associated with Teen Authorfest are free and open to the public.  The first 40 teens to arrive will receive a free book by one of the featured authors.

Teen Authorfest is made possible through a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

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