Fans of teen fiction, and those who dream of writing it, have the opportunity to meet and learn from authors of today’s top literature at Library Palooza, set for Saturday, February 22 at Brandeis High School.
Though the word library might conjure thoughts of books with dust on them, Library Palooza is a very different story. The event gives teen readers a chance to meet their favorite authors.
It will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. A number of authors will be attending, and attendees will be able to speak to them, and get them to sign a book.
Authors who will attend, and their works, are Patrick Carman, Dark Eden, and Maureen Johnson, The Runaway Queen. Other authors will be Matt de la Pena, Polly Shulman and Helen Frost.
Admission is free. They will be selling t-shirts for $10, and there will be food trucks providing concessions. Authors will be open to sign their books at 3:15 p.m.
The purpose for the event is to “encourage and motivate students to read for pleasure,” Librarian Melissa Santellan said. “It’s an enjoyable event, and informative, because you can listen to the authors talk about the paths they had to persue, especially if you are interested in any form of writing.”