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Teens can meet their favorite authors at Nazareth's 13th Annual Teen Book Festival, May 19

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Some of America's best-selling teen authors will receive the star treatment from thousands of teens when they walk down the red carpet at this year's this year's 13th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival at Nazareth College. That's right, TBF is now officially a teenager! Attendees are able to meet and ask questions of their favorite authors as well as introduce themselves to new ones. The festival opens with an author's panel discussion and then continues with special breakout sessions designed to promote interaction with readers and writers. Teens will also have the chance to attend an autographing session. Middle school and high school students get priority seating in all workshop sessions.c

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

9:15 a.m.: **Great Video/Photo Op: The authors arrive in style to the Nazareth College Shults Center escorted into the Kidera Gymnasium by the Dansville Central Schools Drumline and greeted by over 1,500 cheering teens **
9:15 am -10:15am: Opening Panel with all the authors and teens in Nazareth gym **another great op seeing all the authors and 1,500 teens in one place in the gym**
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Authors sign books | take photos with teens in gym: great visual as teens wait in line to meet their literary rock stars!

WHERE: Nazareth College Shults Center Gym
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Jones Soehner (on site media contact) | Cell: 570-423-1803

Since being established in 2006, the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival was established by public and school librarians. It has expanded to a community sponsored event dedicated solely to teens, to encourage reading some of the best titles aimed at young adults, and to offer a place where readers can interact with award-winning authors. The Teen Book Fest demonstrates the value of teens within our literary communities and focuses attention on the authors who write for them.