Young adult literature tells the stories of deep and sometimes confusing emotions, of the challenges of coming of age and the crazy world of young love. It often takes readers to fantastical places that seem so different, but teach readers something powerful about the world they live in. Even as adults, many of us remember at least one YA novel that touched us in some way. Colorado Teen Book Con, November 3 at Littleton High School, gives teens a chance to interact with and learn from some of their favorite YA authors.
The free, teen-only event, founded by the Tattered Cover Book Store in 2016, features an all-day lineup of panels covering everything from romance and fantasy writing to a special session on the work and career of a literary agent. At the end of the day, teens get a chance to fan-out and meet authors at an hourlong book signing. Registration is required, and although adults are not allowed at the Con, they do have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the YA authors at a special 21+ happy hour on November 2 ($25) at the Tattered Cover on Colfax.
5 Authors Teens Will See at Teen Book Con
- Laini Taylor: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- Jason Reynolds: For Every One
- Lisa Brown Roberts: Spies, Lies, and Allies
- Dana L. Davis: Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now
- Colleen Oakes: Queen of Hearts trilogy
Need to Know: Colorado Teen Book Con will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Littleton High School (199 E. Littleton Blvd., Littleton) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages 13 to 20 are welcome. Tickets are free; registration is required online. YA Author Happy Hour for ages 21+ will be held on Friday, November 2 at Tattered Cover Colfax (2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a $10 coupon for the purchase of a book at the event; register online.