2016 Texas Teen Book Festival announces date

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The 2016 Texas Teen Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, at St. Edward’s University.

“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.”

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. More than 4,000 reading enthusiasts attended the Teen Book Festival in 2015 to hear a lineup of 32 authors.

Authors attending the Texas Teen Book Festival will be announced later this spring. The event is free and open to the public.

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