2014 Teen Read 'n' Feed Festival: 5 questions for Kristin Levine

Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00:00 am

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1. Why did you say yes to the Read ‘n’ Feed Festival at APL?

Read 'n' Feed is such a great name for a book Festival!  And I was honored to be invited.



2. What’s your favorite kind of food?

It's a tie between peanut butter and hummus.


3. How often do you have to scrap a story because it's just not turning out the way you want it to?

At least 50% of the time.


4. What was one of your favorite books as a teen?

I loved Robin McKinley's books, especially THE HERO AND THE CROWN and THE BLUE SWORD.


5. When you were a teen, what did you want to do after high school?

I wanted to be movie director.  In fact, my first novel, THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD, started as a screenplay.  It was only when I realized it would work better as a novel, that I switched to writing books.


The Anderson Public Library will host the Second Annual Teen Read ‘n’ Feed Festival on Saturday, April 12. Authors Barry Lyga, Kristin Levine, Saundra Mitchell, and Brenda Maxfield will speak during sessions from 11:30am to 5:00pm.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend but must register or by calling 765-641-2456.  Copies of I Hunt Killers and Archvillain by Barry Lyga, Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine, and The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell are being distributed at school visits and at the Information Services desk while supplies last. Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore from Indianapolis will also be selling books at the Festival. Lunch will be provided to teens only thanks to a donation from Pizza Hut.  The Read ‘n’ Feed Festival is also made possible by funding through a grant given to the Anderson Public Library by the Madison County Community Foundation and the Friends of Anderson Public Library.



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