The Mid-Cities Teen Book Fest is pulling double duty this year! First, tune in to one of our virtual discussions or workshops on Friday, October 15 (perfect for classes to watch together), and then drop by the NRH Library on October 16 for our live & in-person event! We'll have free lunch and snacks (while supplies last), engaging panel discussions, book signings, and more!

Registration is only required for virtual panels and workshops. All panels on Saturday, October 16 will be live and in-person.

Friday, October 15 (Virtual Sessions)

TimeSession Name
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.Keynote Conversation with Neal Shusterman
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.Manga drawing session with Misako Rocks
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Manga drawing session with Misako Rocks
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.Meet the Authors: Claudia Gray, Kim Johnson & Kiersten White

Click the name of the session(s) you'd like to attend to register. Virtual sessions will take place on WebEx.

Saturday, October 16 (In-Person)

TimeSession Name
10:30 a.m.Welcome & Introduction of Authors
10:45 - 11:20 a.m.Buckle Up-It’s a Scary Ride: Miracle Austin, Ayana Gray, April Henry
Moderated by Yaika Sabat

 Enchanted Tales: Claire Legrand, Sherry Thomas, Brigid Kemmerer
Moderated by Krina Traywick
11:25 - 12:00 p.m.Tell it Like It Is: Lyla Lee, Rebecca Balcárcel, Ashley Schumacher
Moderated by Lea Ann Gilbert

It’s a Mad, Mad World: C. Michael Morrison, Sarah Mensinga, Amanda Diaz
Moderated by Monica Phillips
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch Break
Lunch is provided to teens by In-N-Out while supplies last.
1:15 - 1:55 p.m.Keynote Conversation with April Henry and Brigid Kemmerer 
2:00 - 2:40 p.m.Middle-Grade Must Reads: C. Michael Morrison, Claire Legrand, Lyla Lee, Rebecca Balcárcel
Moderated by Mike Merschel

Drawing workshop with Sarah Mensinga
2:45 - 3:20Yay for Young Adult! Ashley Schumacher, Sherry Thomas, Ayana Gray
Moderated by Monica Phillips
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.Open time to purchase books
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.Author Signing


For questions regarding the MCTBF, please contact Youth Services Librarian Monica.
North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Ave.,
North Richland Hills, TX 


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