1. When will NoVa TEEN be held?
March 14-18, 2022.
This year, NoVa TEEN will be held virtually! The Festival will be a whole week virtual panels. The panel events will be held in the evening at 6:00 pm EST each day and will be free for all attendees. Click here for the full 2022 Festival Schedule.
Our last two festivals in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve moved the festival online for 2022 in order to ensure the safety of our authors, staff and attendees. We hope to return to George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA for our 2023 Festival.
2. How will NoVa TEEN be different this year?
Our 2022 Homecoming festival will be held virtually in order to ensure the safety of our authors, staff and attendees.
We’ll be welcoming back returning authors from our past festivals for a Homecoming filled with dynamite alumni! Each day of our week-long virtual festival will have a panel held in the evenings EST.
There will be no public author signing this year, but books will be available to purchase from One More Page Books. Click here to purchase NoVa TEEN Author Books!
We hope to return to George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA for our 2023 Festival.
3. How can I watch NoVa TEEN? Do I have to register?
Registration is required to view the NoVa TEEN virtual festival. The festival is free of charge, and you can register at Eventbrite to receive access to the panels. Links to the virtual panels will be emailed to registered attendees shortly before the festival in March.
NoVa TEEN will be streamed on YouTube, and some of the panels will include the opportunity to ask questions of you favorite authors.
4. Is NoVa TEEN free?
Yes! NoVa TEEN has always been a free festival, and 2022’s Homecoming virtual event will also be free.
We are grateful for our sponsors for their continued support throughout the past few years of cancelled festivals and the global pandemic. Their support ensures that NoVa TEEN can remain free of charge for all attendees. Click here to view our sponsors.
5. How can I order books by NoVa TEEN authors?
Books by authors participating in NoVa TEEN Homecoming 2022 will be available for preorder through One More Page Books, in Arlington, VA. One More Page ships throughout the US and internationally. Click here to order books by NoVa TEEN authors! NoVa TEEN authors have also provided signed bookplates for preorders placed through One More Page Books.
6. How can I get involved?
We do not currently have any opportunities for volunteers for the 2022 Virtual festival, but we appreciate your support! Please spread the word on social media, in your schools and libraries, and with your friends and communities about the festival. Share the NoVa TEEN love to help get the word out about our wonderful upcoming festival!
7. What is your policy on harassment?
NoVa TEEN has a zero tolerance policy for harassment. Click here to review the NoVa TEEN Code of Conduct, Anti-Harassment Policy, and other Festival Policies.
Please note: NoVa TEEN Policies and Code of Conduct also apply to our upcoming Virtual Festival.
Anyone found violating these policies will be booted from the virtual session and will have their registration revoked for the remainder of the festival. Moderators will be monitoring each panel: online harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
If you feel unsafe during the 2022 Virtual festival, or wish to report harassment or a policy violation, please send a message to the moderators on our streaming platform and we will assist you promptly.
8. I have more questions!
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