The Texas Teen Book Festival will include such authors as Sabaa Tahir, Ally Carter, Jeffery Self, Traci Chee and John Corey Whaley. The festival also showcases local, Austin-based writers and authors who are releasing debut, breakout novels. The annual event, in its eighth year, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Edward’s University. In addition to author appearances, the festival offers writing workshops for aspiring young authors. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration for the free writing workshops is recommended. Visit texasteenbookfestival.org for more information.