05 May Inaugural RosieCon Book Festival
The inaugural RosieCon Book Festival was hosted in March at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The goal of RosieCon is to “inspire Indiana teens to get excited about reading…and to connect with authors”. RosieCon was an event that hosted over over 25 authors who spoke on panels discussing the writing process, character development, among other topics. Each author was also available to sign books.
RosieCon is named after the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award presented by the Indiana Library Federation. This annual award is given to one teen book that is voted most popular out of a list of 20 nominees. Teens across the state vote for their favorite title. The “Rosie” winning title is announced in May. Each of the authors at RosieCon had a title that was either nominated for or a recipient of the Rosie award.
Several teens and adults attended RosieCon. Authors included Jay Coles, Mindy McGinnis, Meg Medina, Wendy Mills, Chris Crowe, Ashley Hope Perez, Lamar Giles, and Katie McGarry. If you are interested in learning more about the Eliot Rosewater awards, and the nominees for 2019-2020, check out the Indiana Library Federation site. La Porte County Public Library has several of the nominated titles and winners from previous years! Check one out today!