NYC Teen Author Festival Is Back! (YA Book Events 3/19-3/25)

Over 100 authors are in town this week for the annual New York City Teen Author Festival. Check out the full schedule events below so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get regular updates on the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, March 19

Areas of Expertise: YA Writers on YA Writing at Mulberry Street NYPL (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors Jen Calonita, E. Lockhart, Ibi Zoboi, & more as they discuss YA writing. Free event.

Tuesday, March 20

Launching Emily X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of debut author Emily X.R. Pan’s novel, The Astonishing Color of After, with Nova Ren Suma. Free event.

The Complexity of Characters at Little City Books (7 p.m.)

Join authors Michelle Hodkin, Billy Merrell, Ismee Williams, & more as they discuss complex characters. Please note that although this is part of NYCTAF this event does take place in Hoboken, NJ. Free event.

Wednesday, March 21

The Past Ten Years, The Next Ten Years at 42nd St NYPL, Berger Forum (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors Zoraida Cordova, Gayle Forman, Adam Silvera, & more as they discuss the past 10 years of YA literature and what’s in store in the future. Free event.

Thursday, March 22

Launch Party for Lunav by Jenn Polish at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join author Jenn Polish for the launch event of their debut novel, Lunav. They will be in conversation with Marco S. Gonsalez. Free event.

Friday, March 23

Symposium at 42nd Street NYPL, South Court (2-6 p.m.)

Join a number of authors for a day filled with different panels such as “Queer Voices in YA — The 2018 Edition” and “Evolution of a Writer.” Free event.

Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater/Signing at B&N 82nd & Broadway (7-8:30 p.m.)

Join authors Emily X. R. Pan, Maggie Stiefvater, and more for reader’s theater and a book signing. Free event.

Saturday, March 24

Symposium at 42nd Street NYPL, Bartos Forum (1-5 p.m.)

If you missed the symposium on Friday, you’re in luck. Saturday brings another day filled with panels with your favorite YA authors, including Sara Holland, Jeff Zentner, Brendan Kiely, Heidi Heilig, & more! Free event.

Launch Party for The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens (3-5 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of The Last Grand Adventure with author Rebecca Behrens. She’ll be in conversation with Claire Legrand (Some Kind of Happiness). Free event.

Into the Wilds at McNally Jackson (7 p.m.)

Moderated by Kass Morgan, authors Rhoda Belleza, Sarah Nicole Smetana, & more come together to discuss “Into the Wilds.” Free event.

Sunday, March 25

Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (1-4 p.m.)

Are there books you’ve been dying to get signed by your favorite authors? Now’s the time. Taking place in half hour shifts, authors like Arvin Ahmadi, Susane Colasanti, Michelle Hodkin, Sara Holland, Kody Keplinger, & so many more will be at BoW to sign your books. Free event.

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