Behind the Book Fall 2012

Behind the Book: Authors Talk to Teens

You've read the books, now meet the authors!

Behind the Book: Authors Talk to Teens

New this Fall - Enter to Win Coffee with One of the Visiting Authors

Have you ever wondered how authors choose names for their characters, how long it took them to get published or whether they prefer to use a computer or pen and paper to compose? Now's your chance to ask!

The first fifty teens in attendance will receive a FREE book.
Book signing to follow each author talk!

Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine

Thursday, October 25, 2012 (click date to RSVP)
Doors open at 6:45 pm; Author talk begins at 7 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main, Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gail Carson Levine is best-known for Ella Enchanted, a 1998 Newbery honoree that was later made into a motion picture. While the majority of her books are fantasy novels, Gail has published two picture books, a nonfiction book and a historical novel. Her latest book, Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It, is a humorous poetry collection for kids.

Read more about Gail Carson Levine.

Space is limited. RSVP online today by clicking the dates for each or email teens@carnegielibrary.org.

Groups welcome! For more information about this free series or to register your group, please call 412.578.2599.

PPG Behind the Book: Authors Talk to Teens is an ongoing program made possible by a generous grant from PPG Industries Foundation.

Behind the Book: Tribute to the Author Contest

Love the writing of Tamora Pierce and/or Gail Carson Levine?
Show your love by creating a tribute to the authors' work and enter to win coffee with your favorite author for you and a friend!

Deadline to Enter:

October 18 - Coffee with Gail Carson Levine (Winners notified via phone by October 23)


One winner in each of the three categories will be invited to bring a friend along to have coffee with the author at 6 pm, directly before the presentation to the public. Email entries to teens@carnegielibrary.org including your name, age, phone number, postal address and three sentences describing your tribute.


Visual Arts:
Whether it's a photo you've taken that reminds you of a particular scene or redesigned a book cover, submit a JPEG or TIF image to us!

Compose a poem no longer than 2 pages.

Write and record an original song or create a short five-minute film.