NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2017
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NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2017

NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2017

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Washington-Lee High School

1301 North Stafford Street

Arlington, VA 22201

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NoVa TEEN 2017 is our 4th annual, FREE festival celebrating Young Adult (YA) fiction. It’s a day-long event packed with books, authors, and activities in Arlington, Virginia. It’s the first event of its kind in the Arlington and Washington DC-metro area. Book lovers of all ages are welcome!

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OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

9:30 AM: Doors Open

10:00 AM: Introduction

10:15 – 10:55 AM

Main Author Panel: “Fantasy”

Be transported to worlds where dreams and curses, magic and monsters exist—but good and evil aren’t always black and white.

Renée Ahdieh (THE WRATH & THE DAWN)

Wendy Higgins (THE GREAT PURSUIT)

Alwyn Hamilton (TRAITOR TO THE THRONE)

Mary G. Thompson (FLICKER AND MIST)

Peternelle van Arsdale (THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL)

11:05 – 11:35 AM

Mini Panel: “One Step at a Time”

Authors discuss their paths through the writing process from concept to publication.

Tiffany Jackson (ALLEGEDLY)

Brendan Kiely (THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY)

Katie McGarry (LONG WAY HOME)

Peternelle van Arsdale (THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL)

Game Panel: The Dating Game

Renée Ahdieh

Zoraida Cordova

Will Walton

Q&A Breakout Sessions

Choir Room #1404: A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS: Lindsay Smith, Jessica Spotswood, Robin Talley, Caroline Richmond (moderated by Miranda Kenneally)

Room #1011: Jaye Robin Brown, Nina LaCour

Room #1014: Rafi Mittlefehldt, Will Walton

Room #1401: Julie Buxbaum M.E. Girard,

Room #2012: Lance Rubin, Mary G. Thompson

Room #2013: Natalie C. Anderson, Caleb Roehrig

Room #2016: Alwyn Hamilton, Ibi Zoboi

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM

Main Panel: “Stranger in a Strange Land”

These characters struggle to come to terms with their displacement—geographically and, in one case, chronologically.

Natalie C. Anderson (TRAITOR TO THE THRONE)

Lesley Livingston (VALIANT)

Lindsay Smith (A DARKLY BEATING HEART)

Ibi Zoboi (AMERICAN STREET)

Game Panel: Family Feud

Jaye Robin Brown

Alwyn Hamilton

Wendy Higgins

Brendan Kiely

Nina LaCour

Katie McGarry

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Grab some food from food trucks and support local businesses!

YA Jeopardy!

On the main stage, authors test their literary knowledge.

1:05 – 1:45 PM

Main panel: “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”

These characters are coping with life after death—literally and figuratively. Death can stop you in your tracks, or it can propel you forward into discovery.

Zoraida Córdova (LABYRINTH LOST)

Brendan Kiely (THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY)

Nina LaCour (WE ARE OKAY)

Lance Rubin (DENTON LITTLE’S STILL NOT DEAD)

Game Panel: Password

Tiffany D. Jackson

Lesley Livingston

Mary G. Thompson

Ibi Zoboi


1:55 – 2:25 PM

Mini Panel: “Paperback Writer”

A conversation about finding the story and writing it, no matter the genre.

Julie Buxbaum (TELL ME THREE THINGS)

Zoraida Córdova (LABYRINTH LOST)

Mary G. Thompson (FLICKER AND MIST)

Ibi Zoboi (AMERICAN STREET)

Game Panel: Smash the Buzzer

M.E. Girard

Rafi Mittlefehldt

Caleb Roehrig

Julie Buxbaum

Q&A Breakout Sessions:

Choir Room (#1404): World Building with Martina Boone, Lisa Maxwell, Jodi Meadows (moderated by Kristen Lippert-Martin)

Room #1011: Nina LaCour

Room #1014: Alwyn Hamilton, Lesley Livingston

Room #1401: Tiffany D. Jackson, Peternelle van Arsdale

Room #2012: Jaye Robin Brown, Katie McGarry

Room #2013: Wendy Higgins, Natalie Anderson

Room #2016: Brendan Kiely, Will Walton

Room #2017: Renée Ahdieh, Lindsay Smith

2:35 – 3:15 PM

Main Panel: “Love on the Rocks”

They don’t write stories about the ones that come easy. These romances face some serious obstacles: high stakes, secrets, lies, and other guys.

Julie Buxbaum (TELL ME THREE THINGS)

Katie McGarry (LONG WAY HOME)

Rafi Mittlefehldt (IT LOOKS LIKE THIS)

Caleb Roehrig (LAST SEEN LEAVING)

Game Panel: Take the Hint

Natalie C. Anderson

Lance Rubin

Lindsay Smith

Peternelle van Arsdale

3:25 – 4:05 PM

Main Panel: “Reflection”

Look in a mirror. There’s a difference between how people perceive you and who you truly are. It’s up to you to define yourself or let the world do it for you.

Jaye Robin Brown (GEORGIA PEACHES & OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUITS)

M.E. Girard (GIRL MANS UP)

Tiffany D. Jackson (ALLEGEDLY)

Will Walton (ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN)

4:10 PM Keynote: Nina LaCour (WE ARE OKAY)

Signing to follow in cafeteria

*Breakout sessions have limited seating and are first come, first serve. All breakouts are Q&A sessions with the authors.


Main Panels: Auditorium

Mini Panels: Choir Room (#1404)

Game Panels: Little Theater

Breakouts: As indicated

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