Teen Book Fest planned at Merrimack High School

MERRIMACK – The first Merrimack Teen Book Fest will be held 12:30-3:15 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Merrimack High School.

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to celebrate teen books, writing and reading with a visit from 10 teen book authors: Erin Bowman, “Taken”; Kathryn Burak, “Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things”; Erin Cashman, “The Exceptionals”; A.C. Gaughen, “Scarlet and The Lady Thief”; Kerri Majors, “This is Not a Writing Manual”; Page Morgan, “The Beautiful and the Cursed”; Erin E. Moulton, “Tracing Stars and Flutter”; Ammi-Joan Paquette, “Paradox and Nowhere Girl”; Diana Renn, “Tokyo Heist”; and Gina Rosati, “Auracle”.

There will be a Q&A session with all of the authors, raffles, a book sale and a book-signing session. There will be sneak previews of new books before they even come out, including limited copies of the second book in Bowman’s “Taken” series.

All Merrimack teen residents in grades 7-12 are eligible, but space is limited. Teens are encouraged to have read at least one of the author’s books before attending the festival.

Students in public schools must sign up with the school librarian. Home-schoolers and private school students can register by calling 424-5021 or at www.merrimacklibrary.org (visit the Calendar section).

Students interested in buying books by the authors can get an order forms from their school librarians and in the Merrimack Public Library’s Children’s Room. Forms can be submitted with checks written out to Toadstool Bookshop, supplier of the books for sale.

Partial proceeds will benefit Merrimack library programs.

This event was put together by the Merrimack Public Library’s head of youth services, Liz Gotauco, and school librarians Laura Denehy, Merrimack Middle School, and Cynthia Baker, Merrimack High School.