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Libba Bray and David Levithan, Young Adult Authors in Conversation

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $5 per person, payable at the door; advance registration required | Priority in registration is given to teens. Parental accompaniment is not required.

YA Readers! Here’s an amazing opportunity to meet YA luminaries Libba Bray and David Levithan. The authors will discuss their writing—past, present, and future—with moderator Jennifer Hubert Swan and the audience. Join us for this afternoon of conversation, readings, and refreshments.

Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Beauty Queens. Bray’s current series, The Diviners, reveals the supernatural side of New York City in the 1920s.

David Levithan is a children’s book editor at Scholastic and the author of several books for young adults including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (co-authored with Rachel Cohn), Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-authored with John Green), and You Know Me Well (co-authored with Nina LaCour). Levithan recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young adult literature.

Jennifer Hubert Swan is the Middle School Librarian and Director of Library Services at Little Red School House and Elizabeth Irwin High School. She blogs about teen books at Reading Rants, and has reviewed for the New York Times Children’s Book Review.

This program is generously funded by Richard Peck.