A Celebration of Books for Children and Young Adults–Austin Style!

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A Celebration of Books for Children and Young Adults–Austin Style!
Thursday, November 13, 2008

At BookPeople – 6th & Lamar 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Readings * Panel Discussions * Door Prizes * Refreshments * Book Signing

Presented by: The Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Your #1 resource for published authors and illustrators of youth literature


BookPeople: “2005 Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year”

6:30 Social Time – Second Floor
Visit and enjoy refreshments.

7:00 A Holiday Reading – Amphitheater
Join us in the amphitheater as author Philip Yates (in full pirate costume) reads from his latest book, A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas (Sterling, 2008).

7:15 Picture Book Panel Discussion – Amphitheater
Featuring: Greg Leitich Smith, Philip Yates, Don Tate, and Emma Virjan. Moderated by Brian Anderson.

Middle Grade/Young Adult Panel Discussion – Second Floor by the Stairs
Featuring: Lila Guzman, Shana Burg, P. J. Hoover, Helen Hemphill, and Jo Whittemore. Moderated by Tim Crow.

8:15 Young Adult Panel – Third Floor
Featuring: Jennifer Ziegler, Cynthia Leitich Smith, April Lurie, Brian Yansky, and Varian Johnson. Moderated by Julie Lake.

Authors and Illustrators Scheduled to Appear

Cynthia Leitich Smith, Lila Guzman, Jane Ann Peddicord, Greg Leitich Smith, April Lurie, Mark G. Mitchell, Shana Burg, Frances Hill, P. J. “Tricia” Hoover, Helen Hemphill, Phyllis Peacock, Jennifer Ziegler, Christy Stallop, Julie Lake, Brian Yansky, Jessica Anderson, Varian Johnson, Philip Yates, Emma Virjan, Brian Anderson, Anne Bustard, Don Tate, Jerry Wermund, Jo Whittemore.

Note: highlights will include the giveaway of a school visit with debut author P. J. Hoover!

For more information about the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, visit our website at or — Tim Crow, Regional Advisor.