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Thursday, March 25, 2010

NYC Teen Author Festival 2010: A Sliver of a Recap

Here are some photos from the 2010 Teen Author Festival, which was a ROCKING time! I couldn't capture even half of it, but I did try!

Here's me with Coe Booth, who's working on Tyrell II (not the official title, but yay! Tyrell is soooo good, as is Kendra, a readergirlz featured title!):

Coe and I were in the audience for a guys' night reading about boy voices in YA. It was hilarious! Lots of talk about, um, boobs. But also father-son relationships and... Playboy. This raucous panel was hosted by David Levithan and featured... Matt de la Peña (seated), Jake Wizner and Michael Northrop:

Nick Burd and Gordan Korman (again).

The panel that needs no introduction, but what the heck? John Green, David Levithan, Libba Bray and E. Lockhart rocked their performances of each other's work and then readings from upcoming books.

And my group reading at the Grand Army branch of the Brooklyn Public Library was super great, with an awesome rotating audience of students (L to R we are: Melissa Kantor, Siobhan Vivian, me, Robin Wasserman, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Emily Horner, Adrienne Maria Vrettos and Matthue Roth)!

Ashley, whom I met on Friday during my panel on "The Boy You Can't Have," taped a ton of video that day, so if you want to see some reading clips, check out her youtube channel. She also sent me this lovely photo of the panel. That's David Levithan, me, Elizabeth Scott, Susane Colasanti, Robin Palmer and Maryrose Wood (we just missed Elizabeth Eulberg on the far right!):

'Twas a fun week! Y'all come next year, y'hear?


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Fabbity fab fab with double knobs! This looks most excellent. Two divas in the house. Love it!

Here's to next year!

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