Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here comes the 10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair!

Whoo-hoo for Weho! As we say here in West Hollywood.  Once again, I'm very proud to be a part of this event, helping to coordinate some really cool things on the Teen Stage.  Let's take a look at some of the awesome things going on:

* "It Was a Dark & Stormy Night"--10:45am to 11:05am
YA Authors read A Wrinkle in Time
With those words, author Madeline L’Engle begins her extraordinary story of teenager Meg Murry who is about to embark on a journey to save her scientist father from the cold Universe with the help of three otherworldy beings.  YA writers Amy Koss (The Not-So-Great Depression), Sally Nemeth (The Heights, the Depths and Everything in Between), Leigh Purtill (All About Vee) and Carol Tanzman (Dancergirl) share the first chapter of this classic novel on the Teen Stage. And there's even a very special guest reader, Marg Helgenberger from CSI!
* "Extra, Extra, Blog all about it!"
One of the web's favorite bloggers, Chelsea Swiggett, aka The Page Flipper, who hosts the book blog, Coffee and Cliffhangers, will be interviewing 3 YA authors one-on-one, asking them all the questions you want to know about:
--Cecil Castellucci--11:15am to 11:30am
--Blake Nelson--12:50pm to 1:05pm
--Cherry Cheva--3:35pm  to 3:50pm
* "Lights! Camera! Coming Attractions!"--12:20pm to 12:40pm
Live book trailers on the Teen Stage preview new books from your favorite authors in Young Adult Lit.  Elise Allen (Populazzi), Allen Zadoff (My Life, The Theater and Other Tragedies), Claire LaZebnik (Epic Fail), and Carol Tanzman (Dancergirl) present their new books with the help of some amazing teens.  Singing?  Dancing? Acting?  Puppets?  You never know what you’ll get with these writers!
So mark your calendars now for the West Hollywood Book Fair. There's so much to do and see that you'll want to be there all day!
What: 10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
When: Sunday, Oct 2nd, 10AM-1PM
Where: San Vicente Blvd, between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd
Cost: Free!!!