The Hudson Valley YA Society

  Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Laughran & Suzanna Hermans, The Hudson Valley YA Society is a monthly author event series at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY. The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun, party-like, "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.
 
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Upcoming Events

Book Launch: Jennifer Donnelly - "Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book"

Sunday, March 12 - 4:00pm
Oblong Rhinebeck
 

You're invited to the Hudson Valley YA Society launch party for LOST IN A BOOK, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly. Set in the world seen in the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film "Beauty and the Beast," LOST IN A BOOK tells an original story that weaves through the classic fairytale, in which Belle must uncover the truth about an enchanted book before she gets lost in it forever. Join Jennifer for this special reading, signing and celebration!

   

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of the young adult books Deep Blue, Rogue Wave, and Dark Tide, the first three books in the Waterfire Saga. as well as many novels for adults.

 

Celebrating Women's History Month

Kelly Jensen - "Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World"

Sunday, March 26 - 4:00pm
Oblong Rhinebeck
 

LET'S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!

Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You’ve come to the right place.

Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like. Come on in, turn the pages, and be inspired to find your own path to feminism by the awesome individuals in Here We Are.

   

Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter: @veronikellymars.

 

HVYAS Book of the Month

 
By Stephanie Garber
 
Scarlett dreamed of attending Caraval since she was a little girl, to see the the theatrics, the beauty, the magic. But when her sister is kidnapped and becomes the prize of the Caraval weekend, Scarlett must risk everything to save her. CARAVAL enchants and terrifies in equal turns, dropping readers into a lush world where nothing is real but the rules of the game. Stephanie Garber's mesmerizing debut captures the power of stories and the magic of a sister's love.
 
 
 

Previous Guests

Dahlia Adler  Becky Albertalli ● Tara Altebrando ● Laurie Halse Anderson ● Jesse Andrews ● E. Archer ● Marianna Baer ● Anna Banks ● Leigh Bardugo ● Nora Raleigh Baskin ● Holly Black ● Yelena Black ● Robin Benway ● Judy Blundell ● Gwenda Bond ● Jennifer Bosworth ● Ann Brashares ●  Libba Bray ● Meagan Brothers ● Michael Buckley ● Sarah Rees Brennan ● Jen Calonita ● Kristin Cashore ● Cecil Castellucci ● Jennifer Castle ● Sheela Chari ● Lucy Christopher ● Cassandra Clare ● Laurie Boyle Crompton Rachel Cohn ● Susane Colasanti ● Andrea Cremer ● Katie Cotugno ● Maria Dahvana Headley ● Gina Damico ● James Dashner ● Heather Demetrios ● Sarah Dessen ● Jaclyn Dolamore ● Jennifer Donnelly ● Sara Beth Durst ● Kate Ellison ● Sara Farizan ● Jean Feiwel ● Carrie Firestone ● Gayle Forman ● Mariah Fredericks ● Aimee Friedman ● Margaux Froley ● Kami Garcia ● Isabelle Gillies Anna Godbersen ● Maya Gold ● Carol Goodman ● Shawn Goodman ● Adele Griffin ● Heidi Heilig ● Deborah Heiligman ● Anne Heltzel ● Christine Heppermann Jeff Hirsch ● Ellen Hopkins ● Katherine Howe ● Anna Jarzab ● Maureen Johnson ● Melissa Kantor ● Stasia Ward Kehoe ● Kody Keplinger ● Kate Klimo ● Dan Krokos ● Steohanie Kuehn ● Elizabeth LaBan ● Una LaMarche ● Justine Larbalestier ● Jillian Larkin ● Theo Lawrence ● Emmy Laybourne ● David Levithan ● Kelly Link ● Kim Liggett ● Sarah Darer Littman ● E. Lockhart ● Jannifer Lynne ● Bennett Madison ● Jessica Martinez ● Meghan McCafferty ● Lurlene McDaniel ● Cammie McGovern ● Goldy Moldavsky ● Amy McNamara ● Marissa Meyer ● Gretchen McNeil ● Megan Miranda ● Sarah Mlynowski ● Carley Moore ● Lauren Morrill ● Elizabeth Norris ● Phoebe North ● Michael Northrop ● Caragh O'Brien ● Lauren Oliver ● Micol Ostow ● Danielle Paige ● Robin Palmer ● Rosanne Parry ● Joanna Philbin ● Rebecca Podos ● Sarah Porter ● Kim Purcell ● Lindsay Ribar  Peter Richmond Kat Rosenfield ● Jess Rothenberg ● Rainbow Rowell ● Marie Rutkoski Kimberly Sabatini ● Gavriel Savit ● Kate Scelsa ● Robyn Schneider ● Eliot Schrefer ● Gary D. Schmidt ● Tiffany Schmidt ● Hollis Seamon ● Ilyasah Shabazz ● Alyssa Sheinmel ● Sara Shepard ● Adam Silvera ● Alexandra Sirowy ● Andrew Smith ● Jennifer E. Smith ● Laura Stampler ● Natalie Standiford ● Maggie Stiefvater ● R.L. Stine Nova Ren Suma ● Lance Rubin ● Liz Szabla ● Robin Talley ● Sarvenaz Tash ● Siobhan Vivian ● Len Vlahos ● Tommy Wallach ● Robin Wasserman ● Scott Westerfeld ● Alecia Whittaker ● Meg Wolitzer ● Michelle Zink