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North Texas Teen Book Festival


  • Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard Irving, TX, 75039 United States (map)

The NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

Educator Day (Mar 22)

NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: A SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS @ NTTBF
DATE: MARCH 22, 2019, 8 AM TO 4 PM
LOCATION: IRVING CONVENTION CENTER
COST: FREE, $10 PARKING
CREDIT: 7 CPE

Join Sam Houston State University professors, Dr. Rose Brock,Dr. Karin Perry, and Dr. Teri Lesesne as they welcome special guests Gordon Korman, Elizabeth Acevado, Soman Chainani, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Max Brallier, and many more MG and YA authors to North Texas as they share the best new books for readers, as well focus on practical and exciting ways to engage young readers from upper elementary through high school.

NOTE:  There will not be a featured YA author luncheon this year; rather, attendees may leave for lunch, bring a lunch, or eat in the café at the Irving Convention Center. A variety of dining options are now open a block from the Irving Convention Center.

All attendees must register at either Region 10 ESC or Region 11 ESC, even if you are not part of school district, and we ask that attendees do not bring children to this professional development event; NTTBF provides a free, all day festival on Saturday, March 23 for readers of all ages.

FESTIVAL DAY (MAR 23)

Keynote and endnote speeches by authors of national or international importance

  • Authors reading from their books or talking about their work

  • Panels of authors talking about a theme common to all their work

  • Authors signing copies of their books for readers

  • Booths where you can buy books and other reading-related products

Earlier Event: March 16
RosieCon Book Festival
Later Event: March 30
TeenBookCon