No matter what, YA mythology books will never go out of style. Even now in my 20’s, they’re my comfort reads, and there’s nothing better than sinking into a good Madeleine L’Engle or Francesca Lia Block novel at the end of a cold winter’s day. Here’s a few events around town that may spark your interest if these writers are your favorite, too. Have fun!

Feel like what you write may be geared more towards adolescents than adults? A panel of young adult authors, including Yelena Black and Robin Benway, will be having a discussion on young adult literature, as well as upcoming fads in the genre. Come on over and take some notes on Wednesday, February 27th, 7 P.M. at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.

Doesn’t matter what time of year it is – I still love a chilling horror story! The Chicago Writers Conference will be having a reading on all matter of things supernatural – from ghouls and ghosts to prancing unicorns. Bring a buddy and see you there on Thursday, February 28th, 6:30 PM at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl.

Who’d have thought that escorting souls into the afterlife involved so much…paperwork? Well, at least it does in Christina Henry’s fast-paced urban fantasy novel Black Wings, which features a female protagonist with new found magical powers and a stranger-than-customary roommate. She’ll be having a book signing on Friday, March 1st, 7 PM at Challengers Comics & Conversations, 1845 N. Western Ave.