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In short, the NTTBF is a free, one-day book festival created to celebrate teen literature, from both Middle Grade and YA authors. On March 23, 2019 at the Irving Convention Center 75 authors will come together for a full day of conversation, book signings, and jubilation. Authors sign books, meet their readers, and discuss their books in over 50 small breakout panels all at the new, state-of-the-art Irving Convention Center. Books will be sold for each author at the event.
A lot. Every book festival is a little different, but at this festival you can expect:
NTTBF is free! Parking costs $8 per vehicle, including buses.
The festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the keynote speakers starting things off at 9 a.m. Tons and tons of panel discussions will be offered throughout the day and conclude with an endnote speaker. Author signings will start at 3:30 p.m.
We are still finalizing some of the details, so the panel schedule will be released closer to the event.
All of our authors are featured on our website, with bios, website, contact and book information. Click on Authors and check out the impressive talent coming to the North Texas Teen Book Festival!
You may bring 2 books from home for every 1 book you buy at the festival.
There really is no limit depending on how many times you are willing to wait in line. You may get 3 books signed per author, per trip in line (ex. 6 books from one author= 2 trips in line).
Yes, we will have a stock of pre-signed books available for purchase.
All readings and panel discussions are on a first-come-first-served basis unless otherwise indicated. The Speed Date with a Book event and some Author Signings will be ticketed. Ticket release schedule will be posted soon.
There will be a cafe and concession stands available at the Irving Convention Center.
Volunteer opportunities will be available on the NTTBF website soon.
Irving is a great central location for all of the North Texas area. Irving has convenient access to both airports and easy access to the DART light rail that connects most of the North Texas area. Irving Public Library has spent years building up an author following here in Irving, where people from all over the area and other states come here knowing we host great author events. This is just the next step in this process.
The festival was funded through a variety of methods. But, chiefly the funding for this festival can be attributed to sponsorships and donations.
Check out the Plan Your Visit section on the website for parking and driving details, as well as what trains and buses come to the Irving Convention Center.
Unfortunately we are no longer accepting author self-submits.
Yes, we will have a few exhibitor booths during the festival. There is currently no sign up, these booths are exclusively for our sponsors and publisher partners.
Yes there is.
Yes, there will be someone directing the buses on where to park, since the location depends on the weather. Parking for buses is $8 per bus.
The Irving Convention Center does not allow outside food on the premises; however, feel free to eat lunch outside or on your bus.
We can't guarantee anything but there are a variety of opportunities to see each author. The schedule for each author will be released on the website closer to the day of the event.
If you have any additional questions, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the North Texas Teen Book Festival?
What happens at the Festival?
- Keynote and endnote speeches by authors of national or international importance
- Authors reading from their books or talking about their work
- Panels of authors talking about a theme common to all their work
- Authors signing copies of their books for readers
- Booths where you can buy books and other reading-related products