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Chicago Young Adult Book Festival 2020
Hamilton Elementary School
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Chicago Young Adult Book Festival 2020
You are cordially invited to the Chicago Young Adult Book Festival and it is TOTALLY FREE!  Exact times and details to come!

Did you say FREE?
Yup, FREE!

What is it?
The 6th Annual Chicago Young Adult Book Festival sponsored by the Book Cellar is an inclusive literary event that embraces and promotes the diversity of its urban environment; its goal is to engage, enlighten and inspire young readers and the authors who write for them.

We'll be hosting panel discussions, photo-ops, and book signings with your favorite YA Authors. This is the perfect chance to hang out with a diverse and inclusive group of people who love YA as much as you. Learn about writing, quiz your favorite authors about that one plot twist, get all the Instagram photos you want to make your friends jealous they missed out.

Check out chiyabookfest.com for updates about location and what amazing authors will be attending this year.

Do I need a ticket?
No, but we wanna know how many people are coming. That way we can manage seating needs and things like that. Come for one panel or stay the whole day. Plus, it's free!

TO JOIN THE SIGNING LINE you must purchase a book from the pop-up bookstore.  You may bring additional books from home, but purchasing at least one book is required to get in line.

So, what is CYA Fest about?
I think Ted has summed it up best.

Because a great book is about everything.

I came up with that thought myself and also picked it up somewhere, and then changed it a little or maybe more than a little, maybe a lot, until it was not completely unfamiliar but also completely new.

Which is how the best book festivals are made.

The Chicago Young Adult Book Festival is about gender and witches, race and invisibility, violence and escape, distant worlds and this world. Its about bullying and redemption, crime and show business, and dogs that can read minds. Its about ghosts, goldmines, blind grandparents, and how to win the love of your life in ten easy steps.

And that doesn't cover half of it.

The subject matter is endless because CYABF is about everything."
- Ted Goeglein


Hamilton Elementary School (View)
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: The Book Cellar
On BPT Since: Jul 21, 2016
The Book Cellar

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