NoVaTEEN Book Festival 2018


10 mar, 2018 – 9:00 A.M.

1300 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Arlington, VA 22201 Mapa

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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! #NTBF18 For more info, please visit our website. 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 AMMain 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 AMMain 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 AMSpotlight 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 PMMain 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 PMMain Panel: “GO THE DISTANCEGames 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 CLIMBFrom querying to publication, these authors discuss the process of writing.         Moderator: Kristen Lippert-Martin Lindsay Smith Martina Boone Aubrie Nixon Mary G. Thompson 3:10 -3:40 PMMini 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 PMMain 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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