University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Bill Konigsberg



Sam Wylie

Sponsored by Mary Welmers

Bill Konigsberg is the author of five books for young adults, most recently "Honestly Ben." His books have won awards including the Stonewall Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and the Lambda Literary Award. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck, and their two Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford.

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Scheduled events:
My Life Matters: Teens Challenging Expectations
The expectations of adults and peers can create boxes that confine teens. Four YA authors share the ways in which teens in their books challenge and go beyond societal expectations of gender, race, sexuality and social class to become their own selves.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Bill Konigsberg, Kekla Magoon, Matt Mendez
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
Teen Audio Interview with Bill Konigsberg
A small group of teens who have read this author's newest book will interview the author to create a podcast to post on the library website and the festival website.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 2, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Bill Konigsberg
Moderator: Amy Morris
The Changing YA Landscape of LGBTQ+ Books
LGBTQ+ is undergoing major changes in the types of YA books being published and in the expectations of readers. Three YA authors who have published across genres will share their perspectives on the changing landscape of what is being published and their readers as an audience.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bill Konigsberg, Susan Kuklin, Anna-Marie McLemore
Moderator: Carol Brochin

Books:
The Music of What Happens
Children / Teens
Arthur A. Levine Books
January 2019
ISBN 9781338215502
352 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
Buy now

From the award-winning author of Openly Straight, a story about two teens falling in love over a summer that throws everything possible to keep them apart.

Honestly Ben
Children / Teens
Arthur A. Levine Books
August 2018
ISBN 9781338281941
352 pages
$10.99, INSTORE
Buy now

In the companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very different people in figuring out what it takes to be Honestly Ben.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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