Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Texas Book Festival 2011

This weekend is the Texas Book Festival. While I won't be there I know many friends who will and I will just have to live vicariously through their updates.

There are so many wonderful events, but this one has my vote for most awesome. It's IN the STATE CEMETERY with YA AUTHORS. Our super friend/colleague Kathleen is hosting. Expect nothing short of amazing.

Happy Book Fest, Y'all!

A Convergence of Souls

a collaboration with Austin Bat Cave featuring the Festival's young adult writers

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 9:00 - 9:45
Location: Lit Crawl: Texas State Cemetery

What’s spookier than a slew of the nation’s finest young adult authors all gathered together in one place? Well, a lot actually – that sounds downright pleasant. But did we mention they’re gathering in the Texas State Cemetery, where the hallowed graves of countless former statesmen (and sometime ghosts) pass their grim vigil? OK, so it might be more than a little spooky, but terror aside, this collection of sheer talent should make for a rather fun evening. You’ll get to meet the writers (listed below), hear them talk about their newest books, and maybe even watch them compete for literary glory. And don’t worry, we promise to keep the prospect of your looming mortality to, you know, a minimum. Bring a blanket and flashlight!

Authors:Jennifer Ziegler
Margaret Stohl
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Joe Schreiber
Alex Sanchez
Louis Sachar
David Rice
Kathy Reichs
Shelia P. Moses
Barry Lyga
David Levithan
Joe R. Lansdale
Ellen Hopkins
Kami Garcia
Sarah Dessen
James Dashner
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Libba Bray
Chris Barton
Jay Asher
Jessica Lee Anderson
Jill S. Alexander
Emceed By: Kathleen Houlihan


Laura Lutz said...

WIsh I was going! Man, I'm going to miss some of this kidlit stuff! 8-)

joanna said...

I know! The kidlit community knows how to throw great parties.