Attend the Fest

The Basics

The 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival will take place October 12 on Southwestern University campus. The Festival is FREE and open to the public!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a teen to attend—we welcome readers of all ages. The Festival will feature nationally and critically recognized authors, writing workshops, and workshops for educators.

Book sales at the Festival support our annual event. Thank you for your support!


When: October 12, 2019 | 9am-5pm

Where: Southwestern University campus
Who: 30+ of your favorite Young Adult authors—look for author lineup in late summer
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Map & Parking

More  information  coming  soon!

Authors & Schedule

Keynotes: To be announced

Full author list and schedule coming Summer 2019!

Book Sales & Signings

The festival signing schedule will be ready about one month  before the 2019 Festival.

You may bring 3 personal books from home to be signed for every 1 book purchased at the festival. Cash, checks (made out to BookPeople), and credit cards will be accepted. Books sales are managed by our partner and proud sponsor BookPeople. All book sales will be in the Alumni Gym and will begin at 9 am and continue all day.

You can have your books signed by authors during the author signing times taking place in the Signing Tent and Alumni Gym. Stay tuned for author signing times.

Poster & Images

Year Eleven is upon us, and we’re working on a fabulous new poster design. Look for it in late summer of 2019!


We can’t pull off a full day of YA without the amazing help of our teen and adult volunteers! Volunteer opportunities will open this summer! Stay tuned!