Your Chance to See R.L. Stine is Sunday at Dixon Place for ‘Spine Out’

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 at 10:17 am by
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Hot on the heels of the New York screening of It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story, Dixon Place is hosting another event – same day – but of the novel variety. To officially kickoff the New York Teen Author Festival, “Spine Out” is a gathering of renowned young adult novelists who will pour out their craft verbally, through essays drawing on personal life experiences. Participants include R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street), David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy), and Matt De La Peña (Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living).

Let’s hope Mr. Stine’s aforementioned personal experience doesn’t involve any run-ins with Slappy the dummy.

These authors, along with many others, will also be taking part in related activities and sessions around the city during the festival – check out the full schedule.

“Spine Out” is happening Sunday, March 15, at 7pm. Tickets ($10 in advance, $15 door) available here.

Speaking of R.L. Stine, next fall, a Goosebumps movie will be released, starring Jack Black as the mastermind behind the chilling series. The plot line goes something like this:

After moving to a small town, a teenage boy named Zach meets Hannah, his new neighbor. Hannah’s father, (R.L. Stine) writes the Goosebumps stories and keeps all the ghosts and monsters in the series locked up in his books. When Zach mistakenly releases the ghouls and the monsters from the storybooks, Zach, Hannah, and Stine join forces to put the monsters back where they came from, before it’s too late.

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