The second annual Teen Author Carnival will take place at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, on May 24, 2010 between 5 and 8 p.m. The event provides a rare opportunity for teen readers to meet and talk with many of their favorite young adult authors in a more fun and intimate environment than they might at a convention or crowded book signing. Admission is free.
Teen Author Carnival was developed and is hosted by Devyn Burton, Korianne Wey and Mitali Dave of the influential blogging group Five Awesome YA Fans with support from local New York City publishers.
WHO: A GATHERING OF MANY OF AMERICA’S BEST SELLING YA AUTHORS, INCLUDING:
Heidi Kling, Jeri Smith-Ready, Holly Cupala, Michelle Zink, Stephanie Kuehnert, Elizabeth Scott, Judith Graves, Alexandra Diaz, Barry Lyga, Jon Skovron, Tonya Hurley, Amy Brecount White, Linda Gerber, Melissa Walker, Kieran Scott, Courtney Sheinmel, Michael Northrop, Lauren Oliver, Ned Vizzini, Melissa Kantor, Susane Colasanti, Violet Haberdasher, Eliot Schrefer & Sarah Darer Littman.
WHAT: TEEN AUTHOR CARNIVAL
WHERE: JEFFERSON MARKET BRANCH, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, 425 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
WHEN: MAY 24, 2010 BETWEEN 5 AND 8 P.M.
"If you threw a tennis ball at the Teen Author Carnival, it would hit an amazing YA author and bounce into a blogger, a teen reader, and two more authors before landing in a pile of so much candy that Willy Wonka himself would hesitate to retrieve it.” said Michael Northrop author of Gentlemen. “Which doesn’t mean you should throw a tennis ball at TAC 2010, but I’m at least bringing one."
“I am so happy to attend TAC this year because it is a most exciting and unique event—an opportunity to meet face to face with readers as well as other young adult authors in a creative, participatory environment," said Tonya Hurley, author of the New York Times bestseller ghostgirl. “I’m really looking forward to talking with other writers whose work I admire and especially the readers whose support I deeply appreciate."