More than 20 Young Adult authors from across the country will join hundreds of readers in the state’s Territorial Capitol on Saturday, October 28 for the inaugural Oklahoma Teen Book Con.
The Scottish Rite Temple of Guthrie, the largest Masonic center in the world, will serve as the venue for the day, which begins with a 10:00 a.m. keynote from Maggie Stiefvater, New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and The Raven Boys Cycle series.
Stiefvater will be joined by Ryan Graudin, winner of the Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoyah Book Award for Wolf by Wolf, for the final session of the day to discuss what YA literature means to the authors who pen it.
In between participants can attend sessions on YA romance, fantasy, and mystery. An Author Meetup will work like “speed dating” with authors rotating around the room to talk to different groups.
Oklahoma YA authors Sonia Gensler and Tara Hudson will be teaching writing workshops to winners of a previously held writing contest.
A grand book sale and book signing with all the authors will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. to close the event.