Friday, October 19, 2012

Dystopic Teen Authors at BPL!

LISSA PRICE, author of Starters, and JENNIFER BOSWORTH, author of Struck, visited us at the Buena Vista branch last night (Thursday, October 18) to talk to us about their dystopic/post-apocalyptic books set in Los Angeles. Lissa Price showed a short book trailer for STARTERS, followed by a powerpoint in which she discussed her writing process in fascinating detail.

Jennifer Bosworth then treated us to a nine-minute short film about the making of her book trailer for STRUCK. She and her husband Ryan wrote, directed and produced the book trailer (when she isn't writing teen fiction, she is part of a writer-director team with him), and made a video to show how they did it. (Very impressive--CGI and green screen, yet!)

Then each author did a short reading from her book, followed by a Q&A from the audience, and the evening was complete when the authors autographed books for their fans. It was a great celebration of Teen Read Week!

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