Teens come together to share and critique writing, often with a nationally published young adult author as a mentor and participant. An incredible opportunity for aspiring teen writers! Free and open exclusively to teens.
A former Teen Advisory Board member said, "All of us read some writing, and then the conversation naturally went towards unique ways they develop characters and what platforms they use to help get inspired and to publish their work. They had really unique approaches - like using mood boards, matching songs to characters, and creating virtual versions of their characters. We did a short setting exercise, too, that looked at how settings change over time."
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove: This group meets the last Sunday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Please email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, April 28, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, May 26, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, June 30, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, July 28, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, August 25, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, September 29, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, October 27, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, November 24, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
- Sunday, December 29, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue: We meet in the Orchestra Pit. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Please email Len Vlahos to RSVP.
- This group is meeting randomly. Check this space for updates or email Len Vlahos!
-- KWAME ALEXANDER with Rebound THURSDAY, April 18; 7:00 pm at Tallyn’s Reach Library -- Aurora Public Library (23911 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora, CO 80016)
*They'll have the bus!!!
ABOUT THE EVENT: Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, a National Book Award Nominee, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated. Alexander will discuss and sign Booked ($8.99 Houghton Mifflin), The Crossover ($8.99 Houghton Mifflin), and The Undefeated ($17.99 Versify) at Tallyn's Reach Library (Aurora Public Library).
-- STEPHANIE GARBER with Finale: A Caraval Novel THURSDAY, May 9; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
ABOUT THE EVENT: Stephanie Garber is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary. She will discuss and sign Finale ($19.99 Flatiron Books), the third and final book in the Caraval series. Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.
-- JAY KRISTOFF with Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) with LAURE EVE and LEN VLAHOS FRIDAY, May 10; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
ABOUT THE EVENT: Jay Kristoff, the New York Times bestselling co-author of the Illuminae Files and author of the LIFEL1K3 series, will discuss and sign Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) ($18.99 Knopf Books for Young Readers), a new series with co-author Amie Kaufman. The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch. But his biggest problem is Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Auri could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. Kristoff will be joined by Laure Eve, author of The Curses and The Graces. The event will be moderated by Len Vlahos, Tattered Cover co-owner and author of the young adult novels Life in a Fishbowl, The Scar Boys, and Scar Girl.
-- SANDHYA MENON with There's Something about Sweetie TUESDAY, May 14; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
ABOUT THE EVENT: Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, with Love. She will discuss and sign There's Something about Sweetie ($18.99 Simon Pulse), the irresistible companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi, which follows Rishi’s brother, Ashish, and a confident, self-proclaimed fat athlete named Sweetie as they both discover what love means to them.
-- SASHA ALSBERG & LINDSAY CUMMINGS with Nexus (Androma Saga #2) WEDNESDAY, May 15; 7:00 pm at Bemis Public Library in Littleton
*Stay tuned for registration information!
ABOUT THE EVENT: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, the New York Times bestselling authors of Zenith, will discuss and sign Nexus (Androma Saga #2) ($19.99 Inkyard Press). With her crew captured and her ship a smoldering ruin, notorious mercenary Androma Racella is no longer the powerful Bloody Baroness, but a fugitive on the run. And she will risk anything, even her precious freedom, to save her crew. Andi seeks out the mysterious Arachnid, the one person who seems to be fighting back against the vicious queen...and uncovers the true, devastating reason for Nor's takeover. Back on Andi's home planet of Arcardius, Nor's actions have made Mirabel vulnerable to invasion from an outside force. Now allying with her mortal enemy may be the only way for the Bloody Baroness to save the galaxy--even if that alliance demands the most wrenching sacrifice of all.
ABOUT THE EVENT: Maurene Goo, author of Since You Asked, will discuss and sign Somewhere Only We Know ($17.99 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019. In this heartwarming rom-com, sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter.
Debut author Kristina Forest will discuss and sign I Wanna Be Where You Are ($17.99 Roaring Brook Press). When Chloe’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition with her annoying neighbor and his dog in tow.
Jess Rothenberg, author of The Catastrophic History of You & Me, will discuss and sign The Kingdom ($18.99 Henry Holt and Co.), a tale of love, lies, and what it means to be human. Ana is one of seven “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true in an immersive fantasy theme park called The Kingdom. But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, a park employee, igniting the trial of the century.
Debut author Hafsah Faizal will discuss and sign We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) ($18.99 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a most anticipated young adult novel of 2019. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping story of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.
-- Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House SATURDAY, June 22; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Colfax
ABOUT THE EVENT: Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House ($18.99 Schwartz & Wade) is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge--something every girl can do. This collection is compiled with contributions from Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Kalisha Dessources Figures, Molly Dillon, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo.
This event will include readings from the contributors, such as Jenna Brayton, Noemie Levy, and Elle Celeste. Stay tuned for more information!
ABOUT THE EVENT: Elizabeth Eulberg is the award-winning author of middle-grade novel The Great Shelby Holmes and internationally bestselling author of YA titles The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, and many others. She will discuss and sign Past Perfect Life ($18.99 Bloomsbury YA), a tense and tender read about secrets and lies, reality and identity, and the ways we put ourselves back together when everything is broken.
Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, Letters to the Lost, and the Elementals series. She will discuss and sign Call It What You Want ($18.99 Bloomsbury YA), an emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong.
-- LISA BROWN ROBERTS with The Bookworm Crush TUESDAY, October 1; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
ABOUT THE EVENT: Lisa Brown Roberts has held a variety of day jobs to support her writing habit, many of them involving writing, but not the fun kind. She currently works in higher education during the day and writes feverishly at 3:00 in the morning, on weekends, and any other time she can convince her family to go play outside and leave her alone. She is the author of Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story, The Replacement Crush, and many other books for teen readers. She will discuss and sign The Bookworm Crush ($9.99 Entangled: Teen), a spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff that is sure to melt your heart.