FAQs

What is NoVa TEEN?

NoVa TEEN is the first book festival of its kind celebrating Young Adult literature in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area. In 2020 we will host our seventh annual event and we’re at a new location: George C. Marshall High School.

Who’s behind NoVa TEEN?

The awesome people at One More Page Books, George Mason University’s Fall for the Book, Arlington Public Library, Fairfax County Public Library, and more! Check them out on our sponsors page.

How can I get involved?

If you’re a teenager or adult interested in volunteering, click here.

If you’re a local high school-level educator, we have opportunities especially for you so send us an email.

When is NoVa TEEN?

NoVa TEEN will be held on Saturday March 14, 2020 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Where will NoVa TEEN be held?

NoVa TEEN will be held at George C. Marshall High School: 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043**Note: 2019 was our first year hosting at this venue.

How much does it cost to attend NoVa TEEN?

Nothing! NoVa TEEN Book Festival is free to attend, thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Do I have to register?

In order to give the best experience possible for festival guests, volunteers, and authors, we want to have an accurate count of how many people plan on attending. You can come without registering – all are welcome! Check back soon for a link to our Event Bright page where you can register for a free ticket.

Can I pre-order books?

Yes! Pre-ordering your books will save you time on the day of the festival and guarantee that you have the books you’re interested in. Visit our 2020 Authors page to pre-order books.

Can I bring my own books to the signing?

Yes! You can bring up to three of your own books with you to the signing. But don’t worry — we sell every author’s books at the event!

What are breakout sessions?

The breakout sessions feature the authors listed and seat a limited number of people. During these sessions, the authors and attendees can have Q&A sessions about their books, writing, publishing and other topics. It’s a low-key discussion led by you — the reader.

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.

If you feel unsafe during our event or wish to report harassment or a policy violation, please come to the One More Page book sales table where a staff member will help you.

I have more questions!

We’re happy to answer them! Why don’t you send us an email?