NoVa TEEN Book Festival | For Educators
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For Educators

Thank you, educators! We appreciate your support of literature and reading.

Below are opportunities just for you.

School Visits:

Each year we send authors to local high schools the day before the festival!* If you want us to consider your school for an author visit, read this informational sheet and then fill out this form.


*We only visit high schools since the books being presented skew older YA and may or may not have suitable content for children under 13.

Author/Educator Mixer:

It is our mission to give students a chance to connect with books and authors, and you are the driving facilitator behind that mission.
For exact locations at Washington-Lee High School of the following events, please get a program when you arrive at the festival.

·         10:35 – 11:15     Author Speed Dating: Educators, as you sit and relax, authors will make the rounds in the room, each spending about 5 minutes at your table to chat about their books, about possibilities for partnerships your school, about whatever is on your mind!

·         11:25 – 11:55     Author Panel: Three area authors will answer your questions about ways to develop partnerships, including school visits.                   

·         12:00 – 12:30     Author-Educator Lunch Mixer: An opportunity for informal conversations with some local authors. We’ll have snacks on hand, and you’re welcome to bring your own lunch in!

·         12:40 – 1:20     Author Speed Dating: Same set-up as the a.m. session, but completely different authors! So you’ll want to hit both. 


For questions or interest, email

Spread the word!

We always need assistance spreading the word about NoVa TEEN Book Festival to students! Help us out by putting up fliers, talking to administration about making announcements, offering extra credit to students who come, and doing whatever you can to tell everyone about this FREE event.

Download the poster at the button below!

Need something else? Email us!

A 2018 poster will be available soon