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rgz Night Bites for YALSA Teen Read Week

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Sara Easterly, Publicist for readergirlz

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More than a dozen authors to converge on rgz forum to chat with ravenous teen readers


September 18, 2008 (Seattle, Wash.)In celebration of Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA’s) Teen Read Week™, readergirlz (rgz) is excited to present Night Bites, a series of online live chats with an epic line-up of published authors. The chats will take place at the rgz forum, October 13-17, 2008.

Playing off of YALSA’s theme of “Books with Bite,” Night Bites will feature five themed chats designed to appeal to an array of literary tastes. Sure to suck in even the most reluctant teen readers, the complete Night Bites schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, October 13: Multicultural Bites with authors Coe Booth (TYRELL), An Na (THE FOLD), and rgz diva Mitali Perkins (SECRET KEEPER)
  • Tuesday. October 14: Verse Bites with rgz diva Lorie Ann Grover (ON POINTE), Stephanie Hemphill (YOUR OWN SYLVIA), and Lisa Ann Sandell (SONG OF THE SPARROW)
  • Wednesday, October 15: Contemporary Bites with Ally Carter (CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY), rgz diva Justina Chen Headley (NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL), and Maureen Johnson (SUITE SCARLETT)
  • Thursday, October 16: Fantasy Bites with Holly Black and Ted Naifeh (THE GOOD NEIGHBORS), rgz diva Dia Calhoun (AVIELLE OF RHIA), and Tamora Pierce (MELTING STONES)
  • Friday, October 17: Gothic Bites with Holly Cupala (A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT), Christopher Golden (SOULLESS), Annette Curtis Klause (BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE), and Mari Mancusi (BOYS THAT BITE).

It all happens at the rgz forum (http://groups.myspace.com/readergirlz) beginning at 6 pm Pacific Time (9 pm Eastern Standard Time), October 13-17.


Watch the Night Bites video at rgz tv www.youtube.com/readergirlz


About readergirlz

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically-acclaimed YA authors—Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Lorie Ann Grover (On Pointe), Justina Chen Headley (Girl Overboard), and Mitali Perkins (First Daughter: White House Rules).

To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. For more information about readergirlz, please visit www.readergirlz.com and www.myspace.com/readergirlz, or contact divas@readergirlz.com. 



For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, films and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.



Ó2008 readergirlz


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Oct. 10th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I am so ready to sink my teeth into this event.
Aug. 13th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
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