Am I dreaming? BOTH these events in the same place on the same day?! YES WAY, TED! These two awesome events are both taking place at this year's Sonoma County Book Festival!
First: Meet the Authors at a special Teen Author Panel
This is your chance to get up close and personal with three exciting authors of teen fiction! The Teen Author Panel will be at Cafe Azul in Santa Rosa, from 2:00-3:00pm on Saturday, September 25. A panel discussion is fun because it's usually a pretty informal presentation, not a canned speech; the authors can relax and joke with the audience. They might talk about things like how they got started writing, or how they come up with their stories -- things you want to know if you are an aspiring writer yourself!
Sounds good, right? Well, if that wasn't enough reason to mosey your way to downtown Santa Rosa, then THIS will be! Immediately after the Author Panel will be a TEEN POETRY SLAM with cash prizes for the winners!!
The Teen Poetry Slam starts at 3:00pm, but participants must check in by 2:30pm. Participation is open to teens ages 13-19. Blah, blah, blah, there are a few rules to follow, but that's only to be expected for a serious competition. Not a poet, and you know it? That's ok -- come anyway to cheer them on! Judges are selected from the audience, and plus it'll be fun to see how creative your fellow Sonoma County teens can be. See below for links to the Registration Form and Rules.
Hope to see you there!