Fall for the Book’s New Pop Up Lit Nights invite the community to Happy Hour appreciations of literature and storytelling. Bring your friends and enjoy food and fun. Readings take place on the last Thursday of each month, January through April. Free parking is available.

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Want to try your hand at writing the next breakout young adult (YA) hit? Join Martina Boone, author of the supernatural Southern Gothic trilogy Heirs of Watson Island, and Jodi Meadows, author of fantasy Fallen Isles trilogy, as they host an interactive YA writing workshop. In a fun and fast-paced session, you’ll work together to create a story: pick a genre, setting, and theme and create characters with backstories, wounds, and goals. Then build your plot. Learn the best tips and tricks of crafting a compelling tale with two award-winning authors.

This event is brought to you free by Fall for the Book and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.


About the Authors:

Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the Incarnate Trilogy, the Orphan Queen Duology, and the Fallen Isles Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of MY LADY JANE (HarperTeen). Visit her at www.jodimeadows.com.

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She’s the award-winning author of the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, including CompulsionPersuasion, and Illusionfor young adults and romantic fiction for adult readers starting with Lake of DestinyShe’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers Site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site dedicated to encouraging literacy and reader engagement through a celebration of series literature. She’s on the Board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and runs the CompulsionForReading.com program to distribute books to underfunded schools and libraries. She lives with her husband, children, Shetland Sheepdog, and a lopsided cat, and she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she loves to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Don’t Miss Our April Date!

Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Previous Pop-Up Lit Nights

“Transformations” with Henry Crawford and Emily Mitchell, Thursday, January 25th

Shoestring Theatre Company let audiences in on Appalachia’s Secret, Thursday, February 22nd.