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NoVa Teen Book Fest Launches March 8

One More Page Books, Arlington Central Library, Arlington Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, and guest sponsors George Mason University’s Fall for the Book and Fairfax County Public Library have partnered to launch the NoVa Teen Book Festival, an all-day young adult literary festival to be held on Saturday, March 8. This event is open to all and admission is free.

More than 20 authors will take part in the NoVa Teen Book Festival, which opens at 9:30 a.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. The morning’s keynote speaker is Newbery Award-winning author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, whose latest book is Now I’ll Tell You Everything. Author panels and breakout sessions will follow and the festival will conclude with another keynote speaker, Marie Lu, author of Champion, the latest installment in her best-selling Legend series. At 4 p.m., the festival will move to Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, for a book signing with all event authors. One More Page Books will be on site offering the participating authors’ books for sale and signature.

Other authors participating in the festival include: Aimee Agresti, Hannah Barnaby, Jenna Black, Erica Cameron, Elle Cosimano, Lamar Giles, Claudia Gray, Sarah Guillory, Meg Medina, Elisa Nader, Lea Nolan, Ellen Oh, Diana Peterfreund, Jennifer Rush, Victoria Schwab, Elizabeth Scott, Kristen Simmons, John Skovron, Meagan Spooner, Jessica Spotswood, Cristin Terrill, and Amy Brecount White.

A full event schedule and registration are available at All of the authors will also visit area high schools the day before the festival.