Teen Author Fest

We’re so excited about the line-up for the seventh annual Teen Author Fest and we hope you are too!

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! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29 for a free public event for all ages at the Main branch (120 Metcalfe) from 12:00-5:00pm with seven authors.  Join us for Author Talks, Panels, Writing Workshops, and more.

A big thanks to our partners Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books. They will be on hand to sell the authors’ books at our events at Main branch on Saturday, October 29th and at Beaverbrook branch on Thursday, November 3rd.

Check out our full program listing below. All programs are free and open to everyone. 

Teen Author Fest 2016

Saturday, October 29
Main branch Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come and meet authors: 
Shane PeacockThe Dark Missions of Edgar Brim
Victoria SchwabThis Savage Song
Amy AlwardThe Potion Diaries: ROYAL TOUR
Caroline PignatShooter
Lesley LivingstonThe Valiant (publication Spring 2017)
Marthe JocelynA Big Dose of Lucky
Emma Mills:This Adventure Ends

Join us for author talks, panels, writing workshops, book sales, prizes, and more!  

Full schedule:

Teen Author Fest schedule by time of day at the Auditorium and Room B125 of the Main branch
  Auditorium Room B125    
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Author Talk – Shane Peacock

Writing Workshop with Emma Mills
In the Writer's Workshop, Emma Mills will focus on the publishing process. She'll begin at the beginning, and cover everything from writing the manuscript, to getting an agent, and then finally being published!

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Keeping it Real - Realistic Fiction Panel: Caroline Pignat, Emma Mills, and Marthe Jocelyn

Meet & Greet/Autographs - Shane Peacock, and Victoria Schwab

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

All Fantasy All the Time – Fantasy Fiction Panel: Victoria Schwab, Lesley Livingston, and Amy Alward

Meet & Greet/Autographs - Emma Mills, and Marthe Jocelyn

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Author Talk – Victoria Schwab

Writing Workshop with Amy Alward

The publishing process: how do you go from writing a manuscript to getting it published? With my dual editor/writer hats, I can offer some real insider knowledge into what it’s really like to get your book into the hands of readers.

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Meet & Greet/Autographs - Shane Peacock, Caroline Pignat, and Lesley Livingston

Meet & Greet/Autographs - Victoria Schwab, and Amy Alward

Author visits

M-E Girard
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Beaverbrook (2500 Campeau)

Join us for a visit with Canadian YA author M-E Girard as she discusses her novel Girl Mans Up. Chance to win a copy! Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books will also be selling M-E’s book. 
Book signing and  audience questions in English or French to follow.

Class Visits

Rhéa Dufresne
Thursday, November 10  
Blackburn Hamlet (199 Glen Park) 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Émilie Rivard
Thursday, November 10
Carlingwood (281 Woodroffe) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Ruth E. Dickinson (100 Malvern) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Rapid Fire Book Tag with VICTORIA SCHWAB!

Epic Reads Explains | This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab | Book Trailer

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward - Book Trailer

The Potion Diaries Trailer 2 | Amy Alward | The WHSmith & Zoella Book Club

Someone you could meet at the grocery store

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim Book Trailer