For the safety of our guests and attendees, the Mid-Cities Teen Book Festival will be entirely virtual this year. So get comfy and enjoy one of these great panels from your home or classroom! Registration is required for each panel. If you're unable to make the event but are still interested in viewing the discussion, don't worry -- most discussions will be recorded and sent to all registrants the week after the event. Videos will only be available to those who sign up for the event and for a limited time, so be sure to sign up for each event you're interested in!

9:30 -  10:15 a.m.

Keynote Conversation with Lamar Giles
Interviewed by Mike Merschel
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10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Manga Drawing Workshop
with Misako Rocks!

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11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.The Power of Women: Writing Strong Female Leads
with Samantha Mabry & Rebecca Balcarcelmoderated by Krina Traywick 
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1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Manga Drawing Workshop
with Misako Rocks!
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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Worlds Away: A Reimagining and World Building Workshop 
with Amber Elby
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3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Sci-Fi, Dragons & Space Oh My!
with C. Michael Morrison, Naomi Hughes, and Katie Zhao, moderated by Mike Merschel
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4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
A Dark & Stormy Panel: Horror Writing at Its Scariest 
with Courtney Alameda, Miracle Austin, and Jonathan Maberry, moderated by Yaika Sabat
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How to Participate

MCTBF19 Announcement (2)All events will be hosted on WebEx. Attendee cameras and mics will be disabled to ensure attendee privacy and to keep the event running smoothly. Most events will have time for questions and answers; questions may be asked ahead of time during registration (this is especially useful for those who can't attend the live event), or by using the Q&A chat box during the event.

Registering for panels and workshops is quick and easy! Just click the REGISTER button (above) for each event you're interested in, and you'll be redirected to a WebEx landing page. Then, click 'Register' on the left-hand side of the page where it says "Event Status." Once registered you'll receive an email with a secure link to access the event, along with a reminder the day of the event. 

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For questions regarding the MCTBF please contact Youth Services Librarian, Monica.
North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Ave.,
North Richland Hills, TX


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