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NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2018

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Washington-Lee High School

1301 North Stafford Street

Arlington, VA 22201

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NoVa TEEN 2018 is our 5th 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


8:30 AM – Writing Workshops begin, hosted by authors Martina Boone, Christina June, and Katy Upperman. Attendees must have pre-registered for these workshops.


9:00 AM – Doors Open

9:30 AM – Intro

9:45-10:25 AM
Main Panel:“24K MAGIC”
The worlds in these novels are infused with magic, but who controls that magic and who lets it control them?

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Susan Dennard
  • Audrey Coulthurst
  • A.C. Gaughen

Game Panel: PASSWORD

  • Karen McManus
  • Rachel Hartman
  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Atia Abawi

Mini Panel: “SOMEBODY TO LOVE”
Sometimes the one you want isn’t the one you should be with, and sometimes it’s complicated. These authors discuss the ins and outs of contemporary YA romance.
Moderator: Kristen Lippert-Martin

  • Katy Upperman
  • Sarah Nicole Lemon
  • Christina June
  • Robin Talley


10:35 – 11:15 AM
Main Panel: “THE POWER”
From super powers to empowerment, these characters use their strength and their voice to create change—but you know what they say about power…

  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Jennifer Mathieu
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Sam Miller

Game Panel: SMASH THE BUZZER

  • Dana Mele
  • Meagan Spooner
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Audrey Coulthurst

Mini Panel: “LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO”
Not everyone is a hero. These protagonists have some questionable morals, including a few who seem to be okay with homicide.
Moderator: Tiffany Jackson

  • Linsey Miller
  • Karen McManus
  • Alexandra Christo

11:25-11:55 AM
Spotlight Panel: Tomi Adeyemi in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton (Little Theater)

Game Panel: Hearing Things

  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Eric Smith
  • Brigid Kemmerer

Breakout Sessions

  • Room #: Arvin Ahmadi & Atia Abawi
  • Room #: Linsey Miller & Rachel Hartman
  • Room #: Jennifer Mathieu & Dana Mele
  • Room #: Karen McManus & Sam Miller
  • Room #: Alexandra Christo & Meagan Spooner
  • Room #: Megan Miranda & Kimberly Reid
  • Room #: Jodi Meadows & K. Ancrum
  • Room #: Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Room #: Audrey Coulthurst & Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Room #: Scott Reintgen & A.C. Gaughen


12:00 – 12:30 PM LUNCH FAMILY FEUD WITH LOCAL AUTHORS (Auditorium)

12:40-1:20 PM
Main Panel: “WE ARE FAMILY”
Arguably the strongest human bond is that between family, and these stories reflect the light and dark sides of that connection, including estranged parents, refugee siblings fighting for their lives, adoption, and a family curse.

  • Atia Abawi
  • Brigid Kemmerer
  • Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Eric Smith

Game Panel: THE DATING GAME

  • Linsey Miller
  • Sam Miller
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Kimberly Reid

Mini Panel: “IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME”
Take a trip to another era, whether real or imagined, as there is power in exploring history.
Moderator: Kristen Lippert-Martin

  • Caroline Tung Richmond
  • Lisa Maxwell
  • L.M. Elliott
  • Kosoko Jackson


1:30-2:10 PM

Main Panel: “ROYALS”
Politics and palace intrigue! From the king’s personal necromancer to a disgraced daughter drinking dungeon water, these characters must navigate the schemes and conspiracies afoot in royal courts.

  • Jodi Meadows
  • Linsey Miller
  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Alexandra Christo

Game Panel: WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

  • Susan Dennard
  • Jennifer Mathieu
  • Megan Miranda
  • K. Ancrum

Mini Panel: “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”
Editing anthologies and contributing short stories.

  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Eric Smith


2:20-3:00 PM
Main Panel: “GO THE DISTANCE
Games and puzzles, quests and crusades. Everyone is seeking something on their journey - redemption, security, freedom, purpose - but they can only find it by accepting help from the people they meet along the way.

  • Rachel Hartman
  • Meagan Spooner
  • Arvin Ahmadi
  • Scott Reintgen

Game Panel: MAD LIBS

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Alexandra Christo
  • Jodi Meadows

Mini Panel: THE CLIMB
From querying to publication, these authors discuss the process of writing.
Moderator: Kristen Lippert-Martin

  • Lindsay Smith
  • Martina Boone
  • Aubrie Nixon


3:10 -3:40 PM
Mini Panel: “EXCUSE ME” (Auditorium)
The co-authors discuss their novel SOLO.
Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess

Breakout Sessions:

  • Room #: Shaun David Hutchinson & K. Ancrum
  • Room #: Jodi Meadows & Brigid Kemmerer
  • Room #: Audrey Coulthurst & Susan Dennard & Scott Reintgen
  • Room #: Dhonielle Clayton & Eric Smith
  • Room #: Tomi Adeyemi & Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Room #: Sarah Glenn Marsh & A.C. Gaughen
  • Room #: Sam Miller & Dana Mele
  • Room #: Kimberly Reid & Atia Abawi
  • Room #: Arvin Ahmadi & Jennifer Mathieu
  • Room #: Meagan Spooner & Megan Miranda


3:40 – 4:30 PM
Main Panel: “THRILLER”
Deadly detention and dodging the CIA in study hall are just part of everyday life for the high school students in these suspense filled stories.

  • Dana Mele
  • Kimberly Reid
  • Karen McManus
  • Megan Miranda
  • K. Ancrum

Mini Panel: “YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME”
Authors discuss what inspired them to write companion novels to their earlier works.

  • Susan Dennard
  • Brigid Kemmerer
  • Rachel Hartman

Game Panel: BALDERDASH

  • Kwame Alexander
  • Mary Rand Hess
  • A.C. Gaughen
  • Arvin Ahmadi


4:40-5:00 PM: Keynote from Anne-Marie McLemore


Signing to Follow in Cafeteria


Game Panels: Little Theater

Mini Panels: Choir Room

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