Nazareth College is hosting the highly anticipated, Eighth 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 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nazareth College, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
TBF will bring teens face-to-face with thirty-four award-winning authors from across the nation (and beyond!). 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 Tom Angleberger, Kate Brian, Andrea Cremer, Ellen Hopkins, Mark Shulman, Margaret Stohl, and Terry Trueman. TBF will also feature a special presentation by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. Charles Benoit, a Nazareth alumni, is also presenting at this year's event. Books for all of the Festival authors are available at local public or school libraries and for purchase at local Barnes and Noble stores.
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 Wilson Pearls Steam Team, 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.
Ticket Information:This event is free and open to the public.
Contact Information:For more information visit www.tbflive.org or contact Stephanie Squicciarini at the Fairport Public Library at (585) 223-9091 or Nazareth College Professor Laura Jones at (585) 389-2634.
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, Disney Hyperion, DKI Acting Academy, First Second Publishers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Monroe #1 BOCES and BOCES 2, Moonlight Creamery, Penguin Young Readers Group, RALC: Rochester Area Literary Council, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Snap Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery, Spatola’s Party Rental, St. Martin’s Press, Walker Books for Young Readers, Artistic Ambitions, Linzercola Designs, and MetLife.