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Online teen fest on 4 and 5 March 2015

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On 4 & 5 March from 6–8pm WBD TeenFest will bring amazing authors including Holly Smale, Marcus Sedgwick, Malorie Blackman and Derek Landy straight to your screen! With Hangouts and interviews, how-tos, blogposts, playlists, prizes and much more, each night will be packed with brilliant booky stuff as well as the chance to chat with other readers and writers.

Malorie Blackman, in her role as UK Children’s Laureate, is launching this new online book festival for teenagers.

Teen Fest takes place on 4 and 5 March as part of World Book Day and will see authors and readers chatting on social media, as well as podcasts and career advice.

Rainbow Rowell, Marcus Sedgwick and olly Smale are all on the line-up.

All of these writers have a huge following and fan base here in Ireland and this is an opportunity to join in without having to leave your house!

The activities will take place on sites including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google Hangout.

Commenting ahead of the event Malorie Blackman said: “Most of the correspondence I receive now is via Facebook or email from readers who love my books. Sometimes it’s a bit of a double-edged sword but on the whole I love it because it means you have got instant access to your audience and they’ve got access to you.”

Other authors announced for the event include Meg Wolitzer, Darren Shan, E Lockhart and David Leviathan.

For more information see here http://www.wbdteenfest.com/

 

 

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