Teen Book Fest

Where Teens and Books Meet!

2016 Breakout Sessions

 

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

1. I’m New Here: The Debut Authors of TBF 2016

Witches & cancer & comas. Oh My!

Featuring: Virginia Boecker, Brad Gottfred, Michelle Levy and Mary McCoy

 Moderated by E. Katherine Kottaras, author of How to Be Brave

2. Novel Landscapes: a science fiction/fantasy mashup

From deadly mazes to killer insects – let’s talk about world building in YA.

Featuring: Stephanie Diaz, Nicole Maggi, Alexandra Monir, Andrew Smith and April Tucholke

Moderated by Sara Santana, author of The Awakened

3. Making Lemonade: Impossible choices in YA

Oh the feels!   Come ask your favorite authors why they’re so mean.

Featuring: Elana Arnold, Jay Asher, Alexis Bass, Jessica Brody, Kristin Halbrook and Marissa Meyer

Moderated by Robin Reul, author of My Kind of Crazy

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

1. Neverending Stor (ies): Writing series fiction

Why have only one when you can have TWO!  or THREE!  or FOUR!

Featuring: Jessica Brody, Stephanie Diaz, Nicole Maggi, Marissa Meyer and April Tucholke

Moderated by Sara Santana, author of The Awakened 

2. The state of YA: veteran and debut author’s weigh in

What’s YA?  What’s a boy book?  Why are we still asking these questions?!?

Featuring: Elana Arnold, Jay Asher, Brad Gottfred, Michelle Levy and Andrew Smith

Moderated by E. Katherine Kottaras, author of How to Be Brave

3. Curve Balls: Life’s worst case scenarios

How to survive life’s cruelest curve balls.

Featuring: Alexis Bass, Virginia Boecker, Kristin Halbrook, Mary McCoy and Alexandra Monir

Moderated by Robin Reul, author of My Kind of Crazy