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Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Teen Scene

Teens at 2014 festival

Teen Scene is back and better than ever. This time we’re celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary with an AnniversaRAVE for book loving teens.


  • Author Heads Up! Challenge: Authors will compete in a modern version of charades.  Teens come help them guess by acting out the clues!
  • Lip Sync Battle Royale: It’s about to get epic when Authors do some pretend-singing.  Participate as a backup dancer or be there to cheer on your favorite.
  • VIP Meet & Greet: Up close and personal round table discussions with the Authors who will be sharing about their work and writing processes.


  • Paper Circuits
  • Spirograph Bookmarks
  • Tiles
  • Blackout Poetry
  • Guitar Picks/Button Maker
  • HIVE13


  • Photo Booth
  • Interactive Chalk Board

Schedule of Events

10:30 a.m. VIP Meet and Greet with Sarah Schmitt, Shannon Lee Alexander, Kristina McBride, Lauren Gibaldi, Adi Alsaid, Meg Leder, Mindy McGinnis, Melissa Landers, Lori Langdon & Carey Corp, and Skila Brown
11:30 a.m. Heads Up! with Kurt Dinan, Cinda Williams Chima, Natalie D. Richards, Darcy Woods, Shari Goldhagen
12:00 p.m. Activity Tables: Paper Circuits, Button Maker, Guitar Picks, Ink Tiles, Spirograph, Black Out Poetry, and HIVE13
1:30 p.m. VIP Meet and Greet with Cinda Williams Chima, Natalie Richards, Darcy Woods, Katherine Howe, Mindee Arnett, JC Lane, Jennifer McGowan, and Emily Henry
2:30 p.m. Lip Sync Battle Royale with Kristina McBride, Lauren Gibaldi, Shannon Lee Alexander, and Sarah Schmitt
3:30 p.m. Mascot Dance Off