October 21 Barnes & Noble, Easton, PA
Meet Alissa as well as YA authors Alison Ashley Formento and Yvonne Ventresca at this bookstore reading and book signing. This is part of a fundraiser for the Riegelsville Public Library and a portion of all purchases made at the store will help support the library.
7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, PA 18045, 610-515-0376
October 22 Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Palmer Township, PA
Meet Alissa at the October meeting of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. At 11 a.m. Alissa will be giving a talk titled “10 Lessons from a Former Indie Book Reviewer” and in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3 join Alissa for a “From First Draft to Finished Novel” workshop. If you are interested in attending either event or learning more about the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group please visit the GLVWG website.
November 4 Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA
Meet Alissa and fellow YA authors at this Friday evening event in Sewickley, PA, more details to come.
Penguin Bookshop 417 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143 412-741-3838
November 5-6 YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA
Will you be attending YALSA’s symposium in Pittsburgh? Don’t miss the panel Alissa will be on with fellow authors on Saturday morning and meet her at the Book Blitz at 5 p.m. Saturday evening.
Real Characters, Real Issues: Using Complex YA to Empower Teens, Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm
Gone are the days of expecting teens to conform to a specific, perfect mold. We encourage individualism and self-worth in teens, creating a need for literature that reflects this. Whether dealing with suicidal thoughts, sexual orientation, substance abuse, environmental collapse, or dystopian societies, sometimes the safest way to face real emotions and situations is through the eyes of others. Six authors discuss the importance of empowering today’s teens and offer ways to help youth librarians use edgy, outsider, and complex YA to better understand current world issues and promote teen empowerment. Participating authors: Joshua David Bellin, Alexandra Diaz, Bonnie J. Doerr, Alison Ashley Formento, Alissa Grosso, and Jennifer Hubbard.
Book Blitz, Sat. Nov. 5th, 5:00pm
Immediately following the concurrent sessions on Saturday, registrants can grab a free YALSA bag and attend the Book Blitz where they can score up to five free books and rub elbows with dozens of authors Hors d’oeuvres served. Cash bar.
Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222