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Seventh Annual Teen Book Festival, May 19

  • Published: April 13, 2012


  • Nazareth is hosting the seventh annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
  • TBF is Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nazareth College
  • Teens can meet 31 of their favorite national authors and get autographs
  • The whole day is free!

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Stephanie Squicciarini at the Fairport Public Library at (585) 223-9091.

Seventh Annual Teen Book Festival, May 19

Nazareth College is hosting the highly anticipated, seventh annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF). The event brings thousands of teens with all kinds of literary tastes together to meet their favorite authors.  TBF is Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nazareth College, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit or contact Stephanie Squicciarini at the Fairport Public Library at (585) 223-9091.

TBF will bring teens face-to-face with thirty-one award-winning authors from across the nation. Attendees will be able to meet and ask questions of their favorite authors as well as introduce themselves to new ones. The festival opens with a panel with all authors together and then continues with special breakout sessions designed to promote interaction with readers and writers. Teens will also have the chance to attend an autographing session.

Featured authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Charles Benoit, Svetlana Chmakova, Matt de la Pena, Jenny Han, Amy Holder, A.S. King, Brandon Mull, Susan Beth Pfeffer, and Terry Trueman. Books for all of the Festival authors are available at local public or school libraries and for purchase at local Barnes and Noble stores. For more information about all of the TBF authors, visit

In addition to the opportunity to meet authors, teens will also enjoy teen films selected from the Rochester Teen Film Festival, a performance by the Mercy High School Show Choir, and more! Special Festival T-Shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchase during the event and Barnes and Noble will handle book sales. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will also be available for purchase. The day will conclude with a special autographing session with the authors. 

Sponsors of The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival include: Nazareth College, Barnes and Noble, Friends of the Fairport Public Library, Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, Tops, Monroe County Library System, Advantage Federal Credit Union, Amulet Books, Brilliance Audio, Disney Hyperion, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Kids, Moonlight Creamery, RALC: Rochester Area Literary Council, Random House Children’s Books, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Snap Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery, Spatola’s Party Rental, Xerox, Artistic Ambitions, EZ Bottle & Can Return, Linzercola Designs, and MetLife.

SPECIAL NOTE TO MEDIA: Festival organizers are available for interviews and some authors are available for telephone interviews prior to the Festival.  Please contact Stephanie Squicciarini (223-9091) to arrange for these interviews.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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