Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teen Author Roundtable this Thursday!!!

In honor of
Teen Read Week 2012
Cypress Park Library Presents 
Teen Author Roundtable 

Janet Tashjian is an American novelist living in Los Angeles. Her middle grade and young adult fiction is published by Henry Holt and Company. Her novels often incorporate different formats and play with the line between fiction and non fiction. 

       Thursday, October 18  4:00 - 5:00pm

Ann Redisch Stampler is an award-winning children's book writer whose first YA novel, Where It Began, (Simon Pulse, 2012), is a contemporary set in a Southern California high school.

We will have a Q & A with both authors, giveaways, and a grand prize winner for our Teen read Week writing contest. Prizes to be announced, but as a hint there will be books and shopping involved. ;)

Teen Read Week Writing Contest:
Write a short story (1-2 pages) about a big, life changing experience. It could be something you've been through or use your imagination and make one up. 
All stories must be turned in to the library (either by mail or in person) by Tuesday October 16.
The winner will be selected at the event. The winning short story will be posted on the library's blog and the authors will write up a "blurb" (summary or comment) about why they enjoyed the winning piece, to accompany the blog. Only teens can enter the TRW writing contest, but all ages can come and enjoy the program. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your time, creativity, experience and light with city residents. It's generous and appreciated. We look forward to hearing more from you and hope you are also influenced by what you hear from our teens.