Join us March 14-18, 2022 for a Virtual NoVa TEEN Homecoming.

Welcome Julie Murphy,

NoVA TEEN 2022 Keynote!

Julie Murphy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Dumplin (now a film on Netflix), Puddin, Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary. Julie is also creating young adult novels based on the fan-favorite character, Faith. The final book in the series, Faith: Greater Heights, was released in 2021.


Julie is an alumni of NoVA TEEN, class of 2016, and we are delighted to welcome her back to our 2022 Homecoming! Julie’s Keynote Conversation will be on Friday, March 18th, with NoVa TEEN Festival Coordinator, Amanda Quain.

Julie Murphy
Photo by Danielle Nicole Portraits

Monday, March 14

Perspective is Everything:
Multiple POV’s in YA

Tuesday, March 15

Wednesday, March 16

Magic to Do:
Fantasy and Power in YA

Thursday, March 17

High School, High Stakes:
Thrills and Chills in YA

Friday, March 18

Keynote Conversation:

Julie Murphy,
with Amanda Quain

It’s a NoVa TEEN Homecoming, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!