carnival time

Are you so excited for the Teen Author Carnival? I am. It’s going to be a blast!

Monday, May 24 5:00-8:00 pm
NYPL Jefferson Market Branch

425 6th Avenue (at 10th Street)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.243.4334

I was able to score some inside info for you regarding the schedule. Here’s how the Carnival will go down. Starting at 5:00, there will be three half-hour panels you may attend. In case you can’t get there right at 5:00, no worries. Each of the 30 authors will be assigned to one panel, so if you attend from 5:00 until about 6:45 you can go to each panel. They are:

The Panel of Teen Love
The Tower Room – Floor Three

Susane Colasanti, Holly Cupala, Alexandra Diaz, Simone Elkeles, Gayle Forman, Kody Keplinger, Heidi Kling, Sarah Ockler, Elizabeth Scott, Kieran Scott

The Real Teen Life Panel
The YA Room – Floor Two

Stephanie Kuehnert, Sarah Darer Littman, Barry Lyga, Sarah Mylnowski, Lauren Oliver, Courtney Sheinmel, Jon Skovron, New Vizzini, Melissa Walker, Amy Brecount White

The Mystery / Fantasy Panel
The Red Room – Floor One

Linda Gerber, Judith Graves, Violet Haberdasher, Tonya Hurley, Melissa Kantor, Michael Northrop, Eliot Schrefer, Jeri Smith-Ready, Maryrose Wood, Michelle Zink

Book giveaways will happen during the Q&A sessions. After the panel discussions, there will be signings and books sales in the Children’s Room on the first floor (I think that’s where Teen Author Reading Nights are) until 8:00. And there will be candy. Lots and lots of candy. I’m still deciding which kind to bring.

Hope to see you there!