YA Author Interview - The Letter Q Event | Young Adult Mag
Publishing Date: 2/20/2014

On June 28th I had the pleasure of attending a reading for the book The Letter Q. The reading was done at an independent bookstore in Brooklyn called, WORD.  After making my way downstairs and taking my seat, the bookseller in charge got up and announced the line up. Eleven authors from the east coast: Nick Burd, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Diane DiMassa, David Ebershoff, Paula Gilovich, Arthur Levine, David Levithan, Sarah Moon, Eric Orner, Rakesh Satyal, and Bil Wright. Each one would get up and read aloud their story aloud.



Did you enjoy this article? Leave a comment below! And check out all of the great new content from YA Magazine on young adult books, top teen novels, young adult TV shows, movie casting news, young adult literature, and more!  Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

These stories are no fiction matter. The point of this book is to reach out to the younger generation in helping them grow, and to encourage them to be themselves. The Letter Q is letter after letter of authors, writing to their younger selves. About who they are and how their lives have changed.  One author who I found to be quite humorous was Rakesh Satyal. He started singing. He just wanted to be himself.


After the readings, wine was served and mingling began.  My photographer and I got to sit down with three of the authors, Nick Burd, Sarah Moon, and Arthur Levine. Each one had something very meaningful to say. If you’d like to watch some of the interview, go to our video blog. The event was quite moving, and the more people that read it, the more acceptance there will be.


Here's a link to the event page.



Q from The Young Adult Magazine on Vimeo.




Tom Ward has battled boggarts, ghasts, witches, dark gods, and the most terrifying creatures to roam...

Post Comments
Your name
  Your email address
Your comment
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
Check here to add your email to our Email Alerts and Newsletter. YoungAdultMag does not share your email address with any third parties

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address

First Name
Last Name
Confirm Password


The Young Adult Mag Community is growing.

Join our community of young readers and get exclusive benefits.