We’re excited to once again present the iTent, an interactive, outdoor space that offers more opportunities for you to get up close and interact with your favorite authors through small audience activities and Ask Me Anything sessions (AMAs). Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers and 3M!
We’re also bringing back Studio Create, an exhibitor tent focusing on creative opportunities with local organizations for our festival goers. Stop by and have some fun with your creative side! Sponsored by Simon Teen!
Studio Create Exhibitors
|9:15 AM – 10:00 AM||Book Talks in the iTent|
BookPeople’s Griffin Mauser and Rachel Roepke will share their favorite books and go-to recommendations for YA of all genres.
|11:15 AM – 12:00 PM||4th Annual Epic Reads Costume Contest|
This is your chance to dress up as your favorite literary character. Will you be a hero or a villain? Will you honor a Hogwarts House or show your allegiance to a Great House from Westeros? Or will you rune yourself as a Shadowhunter and be ready to defend festival goers from forces of darkness? The possibilities are endless. Sponsored by Epic Reads!
|12:20 PM -1:10 PM||Penguin Teen Game Night|
Our authors like to play games with your bookish hearts, but now it’s time to put them to the test. Penguin Teen authors will play each other in charades, head’s up, and more for the Champion’s grand prize—but they need your help to win! If you like fun, games, books, and prizes for all, visit the Penguin booth in the exhibitor tent to pick up your ticket in advance.
|1:20 PM – 1:50 PM||Ask Me Anything: Gabby Rivera Talks Comics and Character Building|
Author of Juliet Takes a Breath as well as the America Chavez comics series (Marvel’s first series starring a queer Latina superhero) talks about building characters across literary genres.
|2:10 PM – 2:40 PM||Make Your Own Zine!|
Let your creative juices flow in this interactive zine making session sponsored by Barrio Writers and Red Salmon Arts!
|3:15 PM – 3:45 PM||#TTBF Trivia Contest|
Are you #TTBF’s Number One Fan? Are you counting the days until your next autograph? Well, this contest might be for you. Come and test your knowledge of #TTBF books and authors at our second annual #TTBF Trivia Contest, hosted by BookPeople’s own Teen Press Corps!
|4:45 PM – 5:15 PM||Ask Me Anything: We Need Diverse Books™ presents Lamar Giles, Brittney Morris, and Christopher Myers |
Come talk about books, representation, and the power of literary community with WNDB founding member Lamar Giles, debut author Brittney Morris, and Christopher Myers in a session sponsored by WNDB and Myers’ new imprint, Make Me a World!
Thanks to our sponsors for making this possible!