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Fri, Oct 13


Tampa Convention Center

L. B. Anne will be a featured author

YA by the Bay Reading and Leadership festival in Tampa, Florida

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L. B. Anne will be a featured author
L. B. Anne will be a featured author

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – Oct 14, 2023, 4:00 PM

Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

About the event

YA BY THE BAY is a non-profit 501c3 literacy movement bringing young adult authors, students, teachers, and readers together in a dynamic two-day book festival at the stunning waterfront Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

Strategic partnerships include local independent bookstore Oxford Exchange, the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, and the Hillsborough Public School system.

This event is forged from the belief that a love of books helps build empathy, diversity, and community in the next generation, all set against the backdrop of a vibrant vacation destination.

Authors can immerse themselves in an inclusive, thriving literary community.

Students will learn directly from inspirational authors with writing workshops and discussions.

Educators get unique access to author led sessions for professional development points.

Readers will find amazing access to their favorite writers, through panels, author meet and greets, book signings, talks, and keynote speeches.

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Friday, October 13th:

Make Your Words Work for You Exclusive access for students and educators.

Students learn writing and leadership skills directly from the writers they love in author-led workshops.

Saturday, October 14th:

Celebrate the Power of Books The public is invited!

This will be a day filled with author-led panel discussions on relevant and important topics related to the stories written for young adults today.

Authors will be signing books throughout the day.

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