TBF 2021 planning is in the works, information below will be updated when it comes available.

What’s a “typical” Teen Book Fest like? We’re not so sure there is anything “typical” about TBF. You have to be there to experience it. But we’d like to share a few planning tips with you so you can have the best day ever!

Come prepared for your day: what’s the weather going to do? The Festival is held in several buildings across the RIT College campus. Most of the walkways are outdoors and not covered, so an umbrella or a waterproof poncho might be good accessories if it is raining.

Are you bringing a busload of students?

Are you packing a lunch or do you need to bring money to buy food?

Check back here for more info To purchase meal vouchers prior to the day of the event.

One Final Note:  While we try to have a variety of food options available, if you have specific food allergies or dietary requirements, you may want to consider bringing some snacks with you.  

Authors will be presenting during all sessions, with some authors alternating breaks during the two pre-selected lunch times.  During the lunch sessions, there will also be writing workshops, a teen author panel, a Teen Film Festival showing, drawing workshops, and a presentation about Writers & Books new Canvas Literary Magazine.  

Should you choose to skip a full lunch break, you could attend an additional session. 

What will I do during the festival?

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Before the opening session with all our authors, you’ll have about an hour to check out the displays and browse the book sale provided by Barnes & Noble.

Browse the TBF merchandise table and our other sponsor and vendor tables.

At the conclusion of the author breakout sessions, head to the autographing session with all of our authors.


  • Be sure to look at the program; the autographing takes place in several locations with different authors. It’s your last chance to tell the authors what an amazing day you’ve had with them.
  • Be sure to say thanks to all the TBF volunteers as you leave—the day wouldn’t be possible without their help!