Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011 Texas Book Festival Children's and YA Programming [Updated 10-20-2011]

Update:  Updated to include recently-announced moderators and room numbers

Update 20 Oct.: Updated to include Sunday's To Timbuktu panel

Here's a rundown of the children's and YA sessions at Texas Book Festival this year.  Most are in the Capitol Extension.  Note that times are subject to change.

The event runs from October 22 through October 23.  Check the official schedule for final times and room assignments. 

Book signings are immediately after the sessions.  Adult and Young Adult Authors sign in the Book Signing Tent on Congress between 10th and 11th Streets.  Children's Authors sign in the Children's Signing Tent at 13th and Colorado.

Note also that the Children's Read Me A Story Tent has picture book presentations all day on both Saturday and Sunday.


10-11: Making Art for Picture Books, mod. by Nancy Roser
with Eileen Christelow, Marla Frazee, and Paul Zelinsky
Capitol Extension E2.010

10-10:45: Jack Gantos, mod. by Susan Wofford
with Jack Gantos
Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

10:30-11:30: The Secrets Girls Keep, mod. by Margo Rabb
with Jill Alexander, Rosemary Clement-Moore, and Jennifer Ziegler
Capitol Extension E2.014

11:15-12:15: Playing with Your Fiction, mod. by Jennifer Brown,
with Louis Sachar and Meg Wolitzer
Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

11:30-12:30: More Than One Way to Read: Graphic Novels, mod. by Vicky Smith
with Barry Lyga and Cynthia Leitich Smith
Capitol Extension E2.010

11:30-12:15: Kadir Nelson, mod. by Don Tate
with Kadir Nelson
Capitol Extension E2.012

12-12:45: James Dashner, mod. by Greg Leitich Smith
with James Dashner
Capitol Extension E2.014

12-1: Books Between Us, mod. by Carmen Oliver
with Heather Vogel Frederick and Nancy Tillman
Capitol Extension E2.016

12:45-1:45: Laughing Through Your Fears, mod. by Topher Bradfield
with Adam Gidwitz, Keith Graves, Jon Scieszka, and Clete Barrett Smith
Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

1:30-2:15: Toys Come Home, mod. by Sharon O'Neal
with Emily Jenkins and Paul Zelinsky
Capitol Extension E2.016

1:30-2:15: The Tomas Rivera Award, mod. by Minda Lopez
with Alex Sanchez
Capitol Extension E2.026

1:45-2:45: To Ban or Not to Ban: What is the Question? mod. by Judith Platt
with Jessica Lee Anderson, Jay Asher, Ellen Hopkins, and David Levithan
The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca)

2-2:45: Rosemary Wells, mod. by Suzanne Wofford
with Rosemary Wells
Capitol Auditorium E1.004

2:00 - 3:00: Zombies, Odd Girls, and My Other Middle School Classmates, mod. by Bethany Hegedus
with Mac Barnett, K.A. Holt, René Saldaña Jr., and Jo Whittemore
Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

2:15-3:00: William Joyce, mod. by Marika Flatt
with William Joyce
Capitol Extension E2.010

3:30-4:30: Sarah Dessen and Libba Bray in Conversation, mod. by Sarah Pitre
with Sarah Dessen and Libba Bray
Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

9:00-9:45 PM: A Convergence of Souls, mod. by Kathleen Houlihan
with the Festival's YA authors.
Texas State Cemetery


11-12: Newbery Award-Winning Authors, mod. by Jennifer Brown
with Kate DiCamillo and Rebecca Stead
Capitol Auditorium E1.004

12:45-1:30: To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story, mod. by Jennifer Ziegler
with Casey Sciezska and Steven Weinberg
Capitaol Extension 2.012

2-3 PM: Kids Read Nonfiction, Too, mod. by Anne Bustard
with Elaine Scott, Chris Barton, and Jeanette Larson
Capitol Extension E2.012

2:45-3:30: Kenneth Oppel, intro. by Greg Leitich Smith
with Kenneth Oppel
Capitol Auditorium E1.004

3:00-4:00: Don't Let the ___ Get You Down, mod. by Varian Johnson
with Joe Schreiber, Sheila P. Moses, David Rice, and Joe R. Lansdale.
Capitol Extension E2.026


Anonymous said...

Greg, your compiled list makes it easier to zoom in on the kidlit community. Thanks for putting this together and including me, too!

Hugs, Carmen

Donna said...

I agree with Carmen. You've saved me a chunk of time. Thank you.

Jeanette Larson said...

Great lineup! Thanks Greg...looking forward to the festival.

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