Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hudson Valley YA Society

Are you a YA writer or YA lit lover who lives in the Hudson Valley?  I'm starting a literary salon that you should be a part of.  This means teens, teachers, librarians, booksellers, writers and just readers of all ages who love Young Adult books.

We'll have monthly (or so) get-togethers, featuring an author event followed by general revelry, drinks, shenanigans, book discussions, book swaps, etc.

The Society's first "meeting" will be Sunday, September 26, 4pm at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck.

Cecil Castellucci, Siobhan Vivian and Natalie Standiford will be reading and signing books at their event at the bookstore at 4pm, followed by revelry at a location to be decided.  Possibly still the bookstore. Possibly elsewhere.  Sort of depends how many people show up and how thirsty we all are.

I will have heaps of giveaways including loads of advance reading copies, and there will be mini-cupcakes.  :-)  So if you are a YA lit enthusiast, drop me a line, RSVP on facebook, join the fun.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like so much fun. It might be a bit far for me, though. But I will keep it in mind :D

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  2. Oh man. Yet another reason to regret leaving Princeton. At least I'd be close enough to consider it.

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  3. Man, do I wish I lived near there. A literary salon sounds fantabulous!

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  4. I want to come! Curse it, currently living in another country. Someday! :)

    It sounds like tons of fun. I know a writer who lives in that area... definitely going to pass this along to her. Maybe I can live vicariously. ;)

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  5. Thanks for waiting until I leave. :) I will come back but not that soon.

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  6. Lisa, hopefully it will be going strong by the time you decide to grace us with your presence again.

    Tell your friends so they can come!

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  7. I'm sending word to my former crit group near Albany! Sounds like it will be well worth the trip ...

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  8. Hi Jennifer -- Just came across your YA Society news on FB (I'm a fan of Oblong Books, live in the Hudson Valley) and realized that you work with Andrea Brown -- an old friend of mine from the children's publishing world in Manhattan!Small world...ask her about Cookies & Milk sometime. I'm a middle-grade novelist now, and though I don't write YAs, I love to read them. I hope I can come to your event on the 25th.

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  9. Very exciting to hear about the HV YA Society! Hopefully one of us will be able to attend on the 26th! We have a YA Lit Blog, http://LoveYALit.com, and live in Rhinebeck and Hudson. Excited to meet everyone!

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  10. Aww! Lucky NY gets your creative spirit and endless energy. We miss you.

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  11. Well, I do come home for visits often. Hopefully the next time I'm in town you'll have another gathering!

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  12. Oh this sounds wonderful!!
    I am penciling it in!

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  13. Barring being away, I'm there! With bells on! :)

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