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Becky Albertalli

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Becky Albertalli is an author of contemporary young adult fiction, including Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, Leah On the Offbeat, What If it’s Us (with Adam Silvera), and the forthcoming Yes No Maybe So (with Aisha Saeed). She lives with her family in Atlanta, and you can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.

Sessions in which Becky Albertalli participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)ASL Interpretation Provided

2018 saw movies premiere based on The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Dumplin' and now we're gearing up for the 2019 premiere of Let It Snow on Netflix. Authors Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Maureen Johnson will discuss what it's been like to watch their books be adapted and reach wider audiences than ever before.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and storytelling and continues to influence us to this day.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The phrase "love story" can mean lots of different things. Sometimes it means an epic tale that ends with characters riding off into the sunset. Sometimes it means a small-town story about a young person trying to hide a crush from their friends. Our authors will discuss how they write love stories that are compelling and complicated without resorting to clichés.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

A line may seem funny in the midst of a deadline-induced writing haze, but will that translate to editors and readers? We'll talk about what makes something funny, how to punch up instead of down, and other tricks we've learned while writing humor. 

5:30 PM
5:30 PM CDT - 6:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

By the end of this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired to write your own novel. But where do you even begin? Our authors will detail how their first novels grew from ideas into books and will share their advice for getting started.

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Katniss Everdeen is a Gryffindor, right? Whether you agree or disagree, come defend your position at The Great YA Sorting Hat Debate.