Calling all lovers of teen literature -- the teen book festival is coming back to North Texas. Tweens, teens, and the young at heart will celebrate teen literature together on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, as the Irving Public Library and its partners - Half Price Books, Friends of the Irving Public Library, local school districts, museums, other local libraries, and the DFW chapter of the Forever YA Book Club - host the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF).
This free, one-day festival will highlight Middle Grade and Young Adult (YA) literature by connecting the North Texas reading community to well-known, best-selling, and emerging teen authors. Bookending the festival will be a keynote and endnote speaker with a full day of panel sessions, book signings, book sales, and more in between. NTTBF will expose attendees to new authors, new stories and new characters while getting them excited about reading. Books from each author will be sold at the event.
What happens at the festival?
A lot. Every book festival is a little different, but at most festivals you can expect to find:
1) A keynote and endnote speech by authors of national or international importance
2) Authors reading from their books or talking about their work
3) Panels of authors talking about a theme common to all their work
4) Authors signing copies of their books for readers
5) Booths where you can buy books and other reading-related products
To find out more about the festival, visit northtexasteenbookfestival.com. For latest news and upcoming festival announcements, follow NTTBFEST on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
The NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.