Attend the 2015 Fest
Join us for a FREE one-day festival celebrating young adult literature!
SATURDAY, September 26, 2015
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
St. Edward’s University
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Keynote Speaker: Sonia Manzano, “Maria” from Sesame Street
Lunch Speakers: Jesse Andrews, Rick Yancey, and Kaui Hart Hemmings
Closing Speakers: Libba Bray and David Levithan
For a FULL LIST of #TTF15 authors go HERE
Check out our exclusive 2014 interviews on our blog.
You may bring 3 personal copies to sign for every 1 title purchased at the festival. CASH, CHECKS (made out to BookPeople), and CREDIT CARDS will be accepted. HERE is the complete list of books that are available through our partner BookPeople. Book Sales will begin at 8:30am in the Gym and continue all day.
The schedule is HERE, and it’s time to start planning!
Make it an Austin kind of weekend! Rooms available at the nearby Omni Southpark at the special festival rate of $159 per night. Hurry! To make a reservation, contact Joni Machaud at Jmachaud@omnihotels.com.
St. Edward’s South Congress Market of Ragsdale will be open all day for attendees to dine and purchase food and drinks. Menu to come.
Writing Workshop Sign Ups
Join one of two FREE sessions sponsored by Badgerdog to learn more about writing poetry or fiction. Register HERE.
A new component for this year’s gathering is the Texas Teen Book Festival Writing Contest, sponsored by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books! The winners will be announced September 1st. More information HERE.
For information regarding press releases, media badges, and interviews, please visit the Press Room.
St. Edward’s Admission & Tours
Visit the St. Edward’s Admissions Tent outside of the Main Building for more information and campus tours. The Admissions Office will also have a booth in the Exhibitor Hall.
Connect teen readers to local and award-winning authors
Encourage interaction between aspiring writers and established authors
Bring together teens who enjoy reading and to encourage struggling readers
Support, promote, and celebrate recreational teen reading
Promote life-long reading