Jan 13, 2016

Attention YA fans! The Texas Teen Book Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Edward’s University.

The Texas Teen Book Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, a highly anticipated annual event in the young adult literature world, drawing some of the most popular and critically acclaimed YA authors in the country. More than 4,000 reading enthusiasts attended the Teen Book Festival in 2015 to hear a lineup of 32 authors.

The Texas Teen Book Festival is produced and sponsored by the Texas Book Festival and BookPeople, with support from St. Edward’s University and Humanities Texas, and in partnership with the Badgerdog writing program. The Festival is free and open to the public, thanks to generous sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

“We are busily preparing for TTBF 16, and we hope everybody is ready for a great time,” says Cynthia Bartek, co-director of the Texas Teen Book Festival. “We can’t wait to have everybody back out to St. Edward’s University to spend a day with some of the very best YA authors around.”

Headlining authors for the Texas Teen Book Festival will be announced later this spring. Follow the Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and the TTBF website where you can sign up for TTBF email updates about the author lineup and other Festival news.

About the Texas Teen Book Festival

The Texas Teen Book Festival is a one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to visit with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. The Texas Teen Book Festival was born as the Austin Teen Book Festival in 2009, when librarian Heather Schubert partnered with BookPeople to organize a gathering at Westlake High School. Five hundred people and 16 authors attended the first year. The event continued to grow, and in 2011-2013 was sponsored by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation. In 2014 the Fest became a program of the Texas Book Festival and was renamed the Texas Teen Book Festival. One of the largest gatherings of its kind anywhere, the annual Fest takes place in the fall on the campus of St. Edward’s University. For more information, see texasteenbookfestival.org.