2010 NYC Teen Author Festival

It starts tomorrow! Here's where you need to be. I starred (***) my events because, you know, this is my blog ("The Boy You Can't Have" I'm thinking will be especially fun!). But all of this stuff will rock. Woohoo!MONDAY: First Draft to Final Draft - Talking About the Writing Process Monday, 3/15 (NYPL, Tompkins Square Branch, 331 East 10th Street, 6pm): featuring: Gayle Forman, Daphne Grab, Carolyn Mackler, Sarah Mlynowski, Blake Nelson, Marie Rutkoski, Eliot Schrefer, Natalie Standiford TUESDAY: Getting Inside the Mind of a Teen Boy Tuesday, 3/16 (Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street, 7pm): featuring: Nick Burd, Matt de la Pena, Gordon Korman, David Levithan, Barry Lyga, Michael Northrup, Jon Skovron, Jake Wizner WEDNESDAY: The Treasure Map to Going Bovine with Will Grayson(s) (or, an evening of readers' theater) Wednesday, 3/17 (South Court in the 42nd Street New York Public Library (the one with the lions), 6pm): featuring:Libba Bray, John Green, David Levithan, E. Lockhart THURSDAY: Thursday, 3/18 (Five Borough Read, 10am): Authors read to high school students and the public in libraries across the city. Manhattan: Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL, 104 W 136th St Donna Freitas, Eliot Schrefer, Rachel Vail, Lynn Weingarten, Ebony Wilkins Jefferson Market Branch, NYPL, 425 6th Ave Gabe Guarente, Carla Jablonksi, Kristen Kemp, Barry Lyga, Samantha Schutz Muhlenburg Branch, NYPL, 209 W 23rd St Emma McLaughlin, Lauren McLaughlin, Courtney Sheinmel, Jennifer Smith, Alice Hoffman Grand Central Branch, NYPL, 135 East 46th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.) Angie Frazier, Aimee Friedman, Robin MacCready, Sarah Maclean, Amanda Marrone Seward Park Branch, NYPL, 192 East Broadway Cathleen Bell, Susane Colasanti, Matt De La Pena, Gayle Forman, Daphne Grab Yorkville Branch, NYPL, 222 East 79th St Micol Ostow, Robin Palmer, Shani Petroff, Robyn Schneider, Abby Sher, Jake Wizner, Michelle Zink *** Brooklyn (aw yeah!): Central Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorim, 10 Grand Army Plaza Emily Horner, Melissa Kantor, O.Rhuday-Perkovich, Matthue Roth, Siobhan Vivian, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Melissa Walker, Robin Wasserman Bronx: Bronx Library Center, NYPL, 310 East Kingsbridge Road Coe Booth, Sarah Darer Littman, Neesha Meminger, Maryrose Wood Queens: Broadway Branch, QPL, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City Jessica Blank, Sarah Burningham, Heather Duffy-Stone, Marianne Mancusi, Elizabeth Scott Staten Island: West New Brighton Branch, NYPL, 976 Castleon Avenue Elizabeth Eulberg, David Levithan, Michael Northrup, Kieran Scott Thursday Evening, 3/18 (Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St, 6-8pm): Sourcebooks Fire Launch Party featuring authors Lisa Brown, Anne Eliot Crompton, Helen Ellis, Adele Griffin AND the rocking tunes of Tiger Beat! with Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, Barnabas Miller, and Natalie Standiford FRIDAY: Friday, 3/19 (South Court, 42nd Street, 2-5 and 6-8:30) NYC Teen Author Festival Symposium Afternoon 2:00 Introduction 2:10 - 3:00: Using Genre to Tell the True Story of Adolescence featuring: Judy Blundell, Sarah Beth Durst, Lauren McLaughlin, Diana Peterfreund, Sara Shepard, Maggie Stiefvater, Robin Wasserman 3:00 - 3:30: Making a First Impression - 2010 Debut Authors featuring: Angie Frazier, Emily Horner, Alyssa Sheinmel, Ebony Wilkins 3:30 - 4:15: Grief, Loss, and the YA Novel featuring: Alexandra Bullen, Heather Duffy-Stone, Donna Freitas, Alice Hoffman, Sarah Darer Littman, Lisa Ann Sandell, Samantha Schutz *** 4:15 - 5: The Boy You Can't Have featuring: Susane Colasanti, Elizabeth Eulberg, Robin Palmer, Elizabeth Scott, Melissa Walker, Maryrose Wood 5-6: Break Evening 6:00 - A Tribute to Regina Hayes featuring: Sarah Dessen, Joy Peskin, Jacqueline Woodson 6:45 - 8:30: What it Feels Like for a Girl - Writing in a Teen Girl's Voice featuring: Jessica Blank, Eireann Corrigan, Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, Terra Elan McVoy, Siobhan Vivian, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Jacqueline Woodson SATURDAY: Saturday, 3/20 (Bartos Forum, 42nd Street, 1pm): Stuff for the Teen Age Event Come check out Stuff for the Teen Age, The New York Public Library's list of the hottest books, movies, music, and video games from 2009. Talk with your favorite authors. Rock out to your favorite songs. Have fun. Hear a very special presentation from keynote speaker, Libba Bray, the author of Going Bovine. SUNDAY: Sunday afternoon: Books of Wonder Signing (18 W 18th St, 2-6) NOTE: Because of the number of authors, signings will be in shifts. Below is the approximate schedule, which is subject to change 2:00-2:45 Alma Alexander Nora Baskin Cathleen Davitt Bell Judy Blundell Libba Bray Coe Booth Elise Broach Alexandra Bullen Nick Burd Sarah Burningham Susane Colasanti Matt De La Pena Violet Haberdasher Maggie Stiefvater 2:45-3:30 Tom Dolby Heather Duffy-Stone Sarah Beth Durst Elizabeth Eulberg Gayle Forman Aimee Friedman Jenny Han Alice Hoffman Carla Jablonksi Melissa Kantor Kristen Kemp Michelle Knudsen Peter Lerangis David Levithan 3:30-4:15 Sarah Darer Littman Barry Lyga Robin MacCready Carolyn Mackler Sarah Maclean Marianne Mancusi Amanda Marrone Wendy Mass Lauren McLaughlin Neesha Meminger Sarah Mlynowski Michael Northrup Robin Palmer 4:15-5:00 Diana Peterfreund Shani Petroff O.Rhuday-Perkovich Matthue Roth Marie Rutkoski Lisa Ann Sandell Samantha Schutz Elizabeth Scott Kieran ScottCourtney Sheinmel Sara Shepard Abby Sher Jon Skovron *** 5:00-5:45 Jennifer Smith Natalie Standiford Rachel Vail David Van Etten Siobhan Vivian Adrienne Maria Vrettos Melissa Walker Robin Wasserman Suzanne Weyn Lynn Weingarten Martin Wilson Jake Wizner Maryrose Wood Michelle Zink PHEW! Excitement. Come?