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Marvel: Heroes of Tomorrow

Marvel Editor Lauren Bisom moderates an unmissable panel of prose and graphic novel writers for super hero fans of all ages!  Nic Stone takes you to the wonderful world of Wakanda in Shuri, as the titular genius strives to preserve the source of the Black Panther’s power. Preeti Chhibber speaks to what it means to be a hero […]

Closing keynote with Nic Stone

Bestselling and award winning author, Nic Stone (CLEAN GETAWAY), is Everywhere Book Fest’s special keynote speaker! Join her as she discusses her writing and her books!

Truth or Dare with YA Authors Everywhere

YA Authors take on your TRUTH OR DARE LIVE! Let’s talk books and engage in funny shenanigans! Mayra Cuevas (SALTY, BITTER, SWEET), Ismée Williams (THIS TRAIN IS BEING HELD), I.W. Gregorio (THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE), and Natalia Sylvester (RUNNING) will answer audience questions and take their dares!

Magic in Queer YA

YA authors Andrew Eliopulos (THE FASCINATORS), Isabel Sterling (THIS COVEN WON’T BREAK), Anna-Marie McLemore (DARK AND DEEPEST RED), and Aiden Thomas (CEMETERY BOYS) come together to discuss the role of magic–witchy and otherwise–in queer narratives, as well as their magical inspirations!

Illustration Fight to the Death

Renowned picture book illustrators Adam Rex (UNSTOPPABLE), Molly Idle (CORAL), Juana Martinez-Neal (SWASHBY AND THE SEA), and Shannon Wright (TWINS) draw spontaneous suggestions made by YOU, the live viewing audience. A nail-biting no-holds-barred competition that will lay bare just how easy it is for artists to approach the same subject in vastly different ways—and lead […]

I Am My Own Hero

What happens when kids become the heroes of their own story? Authors Mike Jung (THE BOYS IN THE BACK ROW), Donna Barba Higuera (LUPE WONG WON’T DANCE), and Daniel Nayeri (EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE) explore how their characters become the source of incredible connections—forming bonds and agreements—despite their different perspectives or approaches to a particular […]

To Create a STEAM Book You Must Fall in Love

This is a panel about art, math and yes—love. Author Amy Alznauer and illustrator Daniel Miyares (THE BOY WHO DREAMED OF INFINITY) share their backstory, their techniques in real-time (with a live-drawing demo), and finally how they continue to discover a rich world of STEAM activities through the book they create. Come dream of infinity, […]

Draw Me Like One of Your Graphic Novels

Meet some of the coolest creators in the biz making graphic novels for young adult readers! Join Gene Luen Yang (DRAGON HOOPS), Ngozi Ukazu (CHECK, PLEASE! 2: STICKS AND SCONES), and Lisa Brown (THE PHANTOM TWIN) as they discuss what first brought them to drawing and how they bring their stories alive through art all […]

Write #HerStory

Bestselling authors explore how their stories speak to the bigger picture of feminism and what it means to champion this narrative for young adults. Presented by four authors dedicated to shaping stories for feminism today and the future, Samira Ahmed (MAD, BAD, & DANGEROUS TO KNOW), Abigail Hing Wen (LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI), Gabby Rivera (JULIET TAKE […]

Putting the STORY in History: a historical-fiction panel

This present moment will become tomorrow’s history. What stories will YOU tell in the future? Three celebrated historical fiction authors–Anne Bustard (BLUE SKIES), Gail Carson Levine (A CEILING MADE OF EGGSHELLS), and Linda Sue Park (PRAIRIE LOTUS)–will reveal the inspiration and research that brought their latest books to life. Expect a lively discussion about the […]