Marissa Meyer, who wrote the book Cinder, is the latest author featured in an online chat with teens at City Centre Library.
The 90-minute event will happen Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 3: 30 p.m. at the downtown Surrey library, 10350 University Dr.
The events are arranged by the B.C.-wide TeenRC (Teen Reading Club) through a link at www.teenrc.ca. Images of a guest author are projected on a screen, and teens can ask questions via written word.
A similar event was held at the library on Aug. 8 featuring Andrea Cremer, author of the Nightshade series.
"Teens can log on from wherever they are for these author visits, but we thought
we'd try an 'in the library' component with Andrea Cremer's visit where teens can come into the library and view as a group and ask questions as a group or individually," Namrit Uppal, a community relations assistant with Surrey Libraries, told the Now.
Surrey Libraries was part of TeenRC last year, Uppal said, and hosted online author visits in the fall with writers, including Sarah Ellis and Pam Withers. "They were not in video format, where teens type questions and authors' responses are streamed online, but were basic chat, for authors to type and respond to teens' questions in hour-long sessions."
Teens are encouraged to sign up to save a spot, either in person at the library or by calling 604-598-7426.