With BEA no longer in NYC, I spent a lot of the Spring looking for summer events to attend. I love the idea of yallfest and yallwest. I wish that I could drive to events in New Jersey and surrounding states, but alas I don't know how to drive.
These are some of the summer events in NYC that I am planning to attend that are bookish related: These are free to attend, Books of Wonder usually needs you to buy a book to get into the signing.
Spring Shakespeare Intensive @ Jefferson Market Library
Saturdays, May 7 - June 11, 2:30 - 4:00 pm - More info
A 5 week event featuring discussions on the themes of 5 different plays. This is a more academic event that I am going to with a friend who's planning on specializing in Shakespeare, but it looks to be fun. I won't be at every play discussion but it sounds really fun. This is probably going to be the most nerdiest English major thing I have ever done.
The Raven King Tour @ Books of Wonder
featuring Maggie Stievfater and David Levithan
Sunday, May 22nd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm - More info
So I haven't read The Raven Boys yet, I know y'all are probably flipping out, but I plan to binge read the series before this signing. I recently read Two Boys Kissing and really want to go to see Levithan as well. I've heard incredible things about this series and I am dying to finally know why everyone is so obsessed.
Fantastic Teen Reads @ Books of Wonder
featuring Roshani Chokshi, Sarah McCay, Marie Rutkoski, and Renée Ahdieh
Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm - More info
I am a huge Marie Rutkoski fan. I have even put off reading The Winner's Kiss because of how much I love this series. I just bought The Wrath and the Dawn and I am so excited to read it. I am planning to buy and read The Star Touched Queen and About a Girl.
B-Fest @ Barnes & Noble Tribeca
June 10 - June 12th - More info to come
This is the first ever YA event that Barnes & Noble is hosting nation wide, but Tribeca specifically is planning a lot of really fun author events, panels, and workshops. I will have a lot more information about this event to share with you soon.
My Lady Jane Launch Party @ Books of Wonder
featuring Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
Tuesday, June 14th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm- More info
I have heard such amazing things about this book and I can't wait to read it. I loved Cynthia Hand's Unearthly series. I need to do a binge read of Jodi Meadows' books and Brodi Ashton (I've read Everneath). I'm really excited for this collaboration!
This Savage Song @ Books of Wonder
featuring Victoria Schwab
Thursday, July 7th, 6:00– 8:00pm - More info
Again, this is another author that I plan on binge reading this summer. Everyone loves Victoria Schwab and I know I will as well so I wouldn't want to miss a chance to meet her.
Blog Bound Con @ Jefferson Market Library
featuring bloggers, writers, and publishing professionals
Sunday, July 10th, 1:00- 4:30pm - More info
I just found out about this event and signed up the other day. There are three different time slots with two panels each. I love that the themes for all of the panels. It looks like it will be a really fun way to meet other bloggers and network. It is also being sponsored by Riveted Lit (Simon & Schuster).
Are there any events that you are excited about, where ever you live, to go to this summer? Also, do you know of any other events in New York that I am missing? Are you planning to attend any of these?