Every year the TTBF team looks at ways to put you closer to your favorite authors. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce the iTent. This interactive, outdoor space will offer more opportunities for you to hear your authors speak and for you to ask questions. There are four AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with festival authors and a zine (self-published magazine) making session with authors Jennifer Matheiu and Tillie Walden!
Check out the full iTent schedule!
8:15-9am – Book Blogger / Book Tuber Meetup
Bloggers and booktubers are invited to start their #TTBF with fellow book enthusiasts! Chat about your favorite books, share tips and tricks, and meet new likeminded book nerds.
9:15-10am – Book Talks with Topher Bradfield & Griffin Mauser from BookPeople
Two of BookPeople’s well-read staff members will share their favorite books and go-to recommendations covering all genres.
11:30am-12:15pm – Ask Me Anything: BookTubers with TheTruthAboutBooks, mermaidkeeley, & AshleyOutpaged
With the online community bigger and louder than ever, learn everything you need to know about BookTube from these Texas tubers.
12:30pm-1:15pm – Zine Making with Tillie Walden & Jennifer Mathieu
Come let your creative juices flow in this interactive zine making session led by author Jennifer Mathieu (Moxie) and graphic novelist Tillie Walden (Spinning).
1:15pm-1:45pm – Ask Me Anything: Stephanie Perkins, Ashley Poston, and Corrie Wang
Stephanie Perkins (There’s Someone Inside Your House), Ashley Poston (Geekerella), and Corrie Wang (The Takedown) will be answering any questions you have, hosted by Forever Young Adult’s Sarah Pitre.
1:50pm-2:20pm – Ask Me Anything: E. Lockhart, Francisco X. Stork, & Andrew Shvarts
E. Lockhart (Genuine Fraud), Francisco X. Stork (Disappeared), and Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards) will be answering any questions you have, hosted Texas Teen Book Festival’s Jen Bigheart.
2:30pm-3pm – Ask Me Anything: We Need Diverse Books’ I.W Gregorio with Mackenzie Lee & Julie Murphy
WNDB-sponsored session about gender and sexuality with I.W Gregorio (None of the Above), Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) and Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue).
3:10pm-3:40pm – Book Talks with Texas Library Association
Discover your next favorite book! Presenters speed round through the latest and greatest graphic novel and fiction titles courtesy of the Texas Library Association’s Lone Star, Maverick, and Tayshas reading lists.
3:50pm-4:20pm – Ask Me Anything: We Need Diverse Books’ Dhonielle Clayton
WNDB-sponsored session with Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles). This is a great chance to ask questions about the organization that launched a movement offer thoughts on where their focus is needed most.