Monday, August 04, 2008
Teen Fest Slumber Party at the Austin Public Library
I had the pleasure of participating in a "slumber party" during Teen Fest at the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library this past Saturday. The other featured speakers were fellow Austin YA authors April Lurie (Texas shirt below) and Jennifer Ziegler (Astros shirt below).
The focus was books and writing for teen girls. There was a nail-polish table, games (truth or dare), and a passionate reading contest, followed by a book signing.
Pajamas and pillows were optional, and most of the lively crowd was decked out in sleepwear. [Note: making an effort to avoid showing YA reader faces on the 'net, but it was an amazing group.]
Thank you to Michelle (blue shirt above), Alison (striped PJ bottoms above), Jenn and everyone at the Austin Public Library who played a role in the coordinating the event! Thanks, too, to April, Jenny, and the young readers in attendance! It was an honor to join y'all!
Posted by Cynthia Leitich Smith at 8:50 AM