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SLCL Presents “Twilight: New Moon” Director and Author Chris Weitz

Press Release

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series is pleased to present acclaimed director of “Twilight: New Moon” and “The Golden Compass,” Chris Weitz for a discussion and signing of the first installment in a thrilling new series for teen readers, “The Young World" on Thursday, July 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Branch of the St. Louis County Library. The branch is located at 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville. The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Books for signing will be available at the event from Barnes & Noble.   
The event will be an onstage interview with Chris Weitz moderated by Cinema St. Louis artistic director Chris Clark.
From acclaimed director Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”), comes the first installment in an epic trilogy about survival. In “The Young World,” a mysterious Sickness has wiped out every child and adult on earth, but for unknown reasons, teenagers are spared. Left without any technology, the survivors must learn to master a world as they’ve never imagined.
In New York City, the teen survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, Jefferson and Donna seek answers.
From surviving cage fights at the swarming Bazaar (formerly known as Grand Central Terminal), battling the cult tribe that inhabits the New York City Public Library, to braving the wilds of the subway tunnels and Central Park, “The Young World” follows five teens on their life-altering road trip to save humankind.
Smart, gritty, and compulsively readable, “The Young World” is an unforgettable debut.
Chris Weitz is the director of “Twilight: New Moon,” “About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass” and “American Pie.” “The Young World” is his first novel. Film rights have been acquired by Warner Bros with Weitz slated to adapt the books, direct, and produce.
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank, Companion and the Sara Guth Costigan Memorial Fund.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit