I just popped back to let people know that this coming weekend (Nov 3 - 4) I'll be at the Texas Book Festival. It looks to be a lot of fun, and if anyone is in the vicinity, well I would just love to meet you!
Anyway here are the details (and now I vanish once more into the ether . . . .oooooooooooooo):
Not for Required Reading
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar)
Featuring: Sherman Alexie, Jacques Couvillon, Adrienne Kress (that's me!!!!), April Lurie, Perry Moore, Neal Shusterman, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Brian Yansky
This goes beyond your average reading assignment. The Festival and the Alamo Drafthouse present an exclusive literary event where you can meet some of today's hottest young adult authors, who will be asked random questions by the emcees - no long panel discussions at this event. B&N gift cards will be given away, as well as Drafthouse passes. $10 tickets (which can then be exchanged for $10 of food and drink at the event) are available.
and . . .
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2007
Time: 1:30 - 2:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Featuring: Cynthia Leitich Smith, April Lurie and Adrienne Kress (me again!!) - moderated by Julie Lake
Girl power is here to stay, which is good because life as a teenager is difficult: These authors' new books all have confident but vulnerable adolescent protagonists who have to do battle with mafia thugs, vicious pirates, and even more vicious vampires.