The NoVa TEEN Book Festival Committee is saddened to announce the cancelation of the 2020 festival.
Our priority, as a festival, has been to create a transformative, positive and safe environment for all of our participants. With the recent spread of COVID-19 to the Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC Metro areas, we are unable to ensure that all of our authors, volunteers, exhibitors, staff and attendees will be safe at the festival this weekend.
To everyone who has made NoVa TEEN a yearly part of your lives, to everyone who has shared your excitement with us, we are so very sorry to cancel this year.
Cancelling the festival is going to have a significant impact on all of our amazing authors. Conventions and festivals are a crucial part of an author’s chance to meet new readers and build new fans for their incredible stories.
We’d encourage you to connect with our authors on social media and share their books as widely as you can. As readers and educators and librarians, our voices are a powerful tool in helping authors to continue to write and publish and share their incredible stories.
Also, please buy their books! One More Page Books welcomes your orders, and the NoVa TEEN book festival ordering pages will stay up to help you to discover new authors and explore their fantastic books. One More Page will be giving away free ARCs and swag with NoVa TEEN orders as long as supplies last!
Mark your calendars: NoVa TEEN Book Festival will be back at Marshall High School next year on March 20, 2021. We’re already planning and dreaming and we cannot wait to see you all again next Spring.
Kelly Dwyer, Hallie Jackson, Aryn Dagirmanjian, Krissy Ronan, Isaiah West, and Lelia Nebeker