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Books for the Beast

Schedule: Saturday, October 24, 2015


8:30 a.m. - Registration Packets & Refreshments
 
coffee and donuts Pick-up pre-registration packets for the day’s schedule, there is no on-site registration. Meet old and new friends and enjoy coffee, tea, juices and an assortment of delicious doughnuts and pastries.


9:30 a.m. - Sara L. Siebert Memorial Keynote: Jennifer Donnelly
Printz Honor Winner, Jennifer Donnelly will discuss her young adult novels and answer questions from the audience.

10:45 a.m. – Discussion Groups
Join pre-selected discussion groups for the morning themed discussions.
Groups: Who: Dynamic Duos, What: Fantastic Creatures, Where: Sense of Place, When: Blast from the Past, Why: Find Yourself, How: Always Changing. Room assignments are in registration packets.

12:00 noon – Lunch, Author and Artist Signing
Buy books by Jennifer Donnelly, Tonya Bolden and Gareth Hinds.

1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Discussion Groups
Return to pre-assigned book groups to enjoy your afternoon discussions.
Groups: Who: Dynamic Duos, What: Fantastic Creatures, Where: Sense of Place, When: Blast from the Past, Why: Find Yourself, How: Always Changing. Room assignments are in registration packets.

2:15 p.m. – Reformatting the Past
Hear how Tonya Bolden and Gareth Hinds present history and the classics for today’s teen audiences.

3:15 p.m. - Evaluations & “Reception to Go” 
gift bags to goFill out and turn in your evaluation sheet. Teens receive a bag of young adult books.

Before you begin your journey home, pick up a bag with fruit and snacks to enjoy.

3:25 - Late Autographing Session 
If you missed buying books or getting your books autographed here's another chance.

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