Friday, March 4, 2011

Local Bookish Events in March - Arizona [Local]

Chances are, you don't live in Arizona.  Why should you read this post full of YA-relevant events within 100 miles of my home in Mesa, Arizona?  It'll link you to the author's homepage/tour page and you can see if they're coming near you.  Plus, you can weigh in on what I should report back to you on!

Sunday 3.6.11Sarwat Chadda & Rachel Hawkins2pmChanging Hands Bookstore • Sarwat Chadda visits to present his new teen novel Dark Goddess, the follow-up to Devil's Kiss . Billi is still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay. But she's thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolves called the Polenitsky—a race of fierce warrior-women supposedly wiped out in Eastern Europe centuries ago. Joining Chadda is fellow YA author Rachel Hawkins, who presents her novel Demonglass. Sophie Mercer thought that she was a witch—that was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for deliquent witches, shape-shifters, and fairies. But that was before she discovered her family secret and that her crush, Archer Cross, is an agent of a group bent on eliminating her kind.

Monday 3.7.11: Sarwat Chadda & Rachel Hawkins • 7pm • Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge •

Tuesday 3.8.11: Claudia Gray • 7pm • Changing Hands Bookstore • New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray presents Afterlife, the fourth book in her Evernight series. Bianca and Lucas have always believed that they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help: Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him, but her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her.

Saturday & Sunday 3.12-13.11: Tucson Festival of Books • All Day • University of Arizona •  This two-day festival encompasses everything bookish in Arizona.  There are panels, signings, exhibitors, food, entertainment, and all kinds of great opportunities from workshops for aspiring authors to hands-on activities for adults and children.  It's a great family event, and one not-to-be-missed by all!  If you can make it, take your whole family because it's a lot of fun.  Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen! I totally got burned last year.  (more to come in a new post next week about YAish stuff at the festival)

Thursday 3.17.11: Writing Panel: Choose Your YA Genre • 7pm Changing Hands Bookstore  So you want to write for young readers? Which genre should you choose? A panel of notable YA authors will help you decide, and also explore how to market and publish first-rate YA literature. Panelists include authors Tom Leveen (Party), Janni Lee Simner (Thief Eyes), Jon S. Lewis (Invasion) and Kofi O. Okyere (Cabo Corso). Joining them is author and ASU professor James Blasingame (Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing with the Traits: Middle School).

Saturday 3.19.11: Spring Fling Faerie Frolic Day • 10a-7p • 2675 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert I don't know if any authors will be there, but I'm working on finding out for you guys!

Thursday 3.31.11: Carrie Ryan • 7pm Changing Hands Bookstore • New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan presents The Dark and Hollow Places, the third book in her award-winning YA zombie apocalypse series, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Annah's world stopped the morning Elias left. Somehow, with him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she mets Catcher, and everything feels alive again. But dark, terrifying secrets link Catcher to a past Annah has longed to forget, and a future too deadly to consider.

1 comment:

LindsayWrites said...

hi!! new follower from the YA book blog directory! love the blog and i'm excited to read more!! i'm going to claudia grey's signing here in TX!

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