Librarian and Texas Teen Book Festival founder Heather Schubert says, “This year’s festival is THE one to attend.” Looking at the full lineup of authors and the newly released schedule, we couldn’t agree more!
Two of the most-anticipated headliners are James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner; and Lauren Oliver, creator of the bestselling Delirium series and Before I Fall. Dashner’s latest novel is The Eye of Minds, a novel set in a world of hyper-advanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming. A movie based on Maze Runner debuts next month. Oliver’s YA book Panic has been optioned by Universal Pictures in a major movie deal, and her first novel for adults, Rooms, comes out this fall. Other headlining authors include Scott Westerfeld, A.S. King, and Andrew Smith.
The Festival also boasts a slew of interactive events, writing workshops and a game show competition featuring authors Marie Lu (the Legend trilogy) and Paolo Bacigalupi (Shipbreaker).
The one-day Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the beautiful campus of St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue.
The Texas Teen Book Festival will “bookend” the Texas Book Festival, which features books for all ages and takes place Oct. 25 and 26 in and around the state capitol building. Both Festivals are free and open to the public thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers.