Authors After Hours


Saturday, July 27th


Free For Grades 1:30-3:30pm.

Young Adult Panel || Win Free Stuff | 

Young Adult Panel: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Listen to authors talk about their books, ask all your burning questions, then stay after to win free books & swag!

K. Ancrum

My name is Kayla. I’m a 27-year-old author from Chicago.  I’ve been writing books for about 14 years now. THE WICKER KING is my debut novel and I have a second novel called THE WEIGHT OF THE STARS coming out this March 19th.

Michelle Falkoff

I was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I pretty much spent my whole childhood reading and then went off to study literature at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After that, I attended Columbia Law School in New York and went on to be an intellectual property litigator in Silicon Valley. (My weirdest case involved a battle over the patent for the variant of blue-green algae that makes farm-raised salmon turn pink when they eat it.) I quit practicing law to study fiction writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and ever since then I’ve been teaching legal writing and fiction writing and writing novels. Right now, I serve as the Director of the Communication and Legal Reasoning program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and teach fiction on the side at the University of Chicago and elsewhere. I’m the author of QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU (2018), PUSHING PERFECT (2016), and PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD (2015), with more to come.

How to Win Free Stuff-For Young Adult Panel

This year there will be a prize auction. To participate in the auction, you must get points. To get points, you must:

    • Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge-5 points
    • Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by July 25- 20 points
    • Attend teen programs at the ZB Public Library-5 points/program you attend
    • Follow @zbteens on Instagram or Facebook-5 points
    • Bring a friend to Get Lit-5 points.
    The first 21 teens in the door will get a free book from a visiting author.