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Teen Author Fest

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We’re so excited about the line-up for the sixth annual Teen Author Fest and we hope you are too! Susin Nielsen and Susan Juby delighted us with their wit and humour during a special edition of the Teen Author Fest last spring, and we are eager to continue the good times with seven great Canadian authors this fall!

Whatever your taste, Teen Author Fest lets you connect with the authors you love and other like minded readers. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! 

Author events will take place at various branches of the Ottawa Public Library or special locations, from October 13 to November 16, 2015. Check out our program listing below. All programs are free and open to teens across the city. Registration is required for daytime events.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA).

A big thanks to our partners Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books. They will be on hand to sell the authors’ books at the events listed with an asterisk*.

Holly Bodger 
Tuesday October 13, 5:00 p.m., Carlingwood branch Teen Book Club (Limited Seating)

Holly Bodger, Kelley Powell and Allan Stratton *
Find out what it takes to write like a pro from a panel of published authors. Join us for an evening of Q & A about writing, and the launch of Nanowrimo! (aka National Novel Writing Month). Discussion panel: Local Ottawa authors Holly Bodger and Kelley Powell, and award winning Canadian author, Allan Stratton. All ages are welcome. Registration is optional.
Thursday October 29, 7:00 p.m., Sunnyside branch

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton's book "The Dogs" has been nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal and for the Ontario Library Association 
Red Maple award!
Thursday, October 29, 10:15 a.m., Beaverbrook branch (limited seating)
Thursday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., Carlingwood branch (limited seating)

Marie-Renée Lavoie
Tuesday, November 3, 11:00 a.m., Beaverbrook branch (limited seating)

Morgan Rhodes, Megan Crewe and Natale Ghent *
A panel of published authors will share their experiences and answer questions on writing books in the YA fantasy/science fiction/dystopian genre.  All ages are welcome. No registration required.
Discussion panel: Morgan Rhodes, Megan Crewe and Natale Ghent. Morgan Rhodes’ latest book, A Book of Spirits and Thieves is the first book in a spinoff series set in the world of her New York Times best-selling series Falling Kingdoms. Megan Crewe’s last book in her Earth and Sky trilogy, A Sky Unbroken, is out in October. Natale Ghent’s most recent teen novel is Dark Company.
Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., Nepean Centrepointe, the Chambers