Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Author as Librarian (or Teen Book Fest Take Aways)

Tip of the Day: See Kate's post from Monday for more great pics from Saturday's event!

Holy cow, what a great day Rochester area readers had on Saturday at the Teen Book Festival @ Nazareth College!

Here is Fairport Public Library's YA Librarian Stephanie Squicciarini, the founder of TBF and all around amazing person. Yes, author Terry Trueman crowned her TBF Queen.

The opening author panel allowed the audience to get a feel for all the authors at the Fest even though there isn't time to visit everyone's individual sessions.

I had a lovely time chatting with "my" authors, Selene Castrovilla and Shari Maurer. Here they are with my intern Kelley, me, and our two teen author volunteers.

Author Inara Scott was not an "official" part of the Fest, but we connected online and I learned she would be in town to help promote Writers and Books summer writing programs for kids and teens.

The day completed with the author signing session that lasted for over 1.5 hours. Holy moley! Rochester loves their authors!

As a librarian, my take away was that people love books. They love to read. And we need libraries to provide free access to the books they love. OK, that was all obvious and stuff.

As a writer, well, I'll talk about those take aways next week.

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Emily Marshall said...

Looks like you had a blast. As always.

DeenaML said...

Definitely a great time and amazing turnout!