Friday, September 20, 2019

Pasadena Loves YA 2019 Schedule

It's time! Come to our FREE YA book festival event

Pasadena Loves YA

Saturday, September 21, 2019
12 to 4 pm
Doors open at 11 am

Pasadena Public Library - Central Branch
285 E. Walnut St, Pasadena CA 91101

Vroman's Bookstore in the Great Hall
Domino's Pizza in the Auditorium
Hang out with fellow book lovers!

Panels, book signings, and more!

Full Schedule







This year's panels include

12 pm - Auditorium
OUT OF THE ASHES
Demetra Brodsky, Dive Smack
Clare Di Liscia, Neliem
Mary McCoy, I, Claudia
Lauren Morrill, Better Than the Best Plan
Moderated by Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of Thorns

1 pm - 4th Floor Studio
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Julie Berry, Lovely War
Derek Milman, Swipe Right for Murder
Abdi Nazemian, Like a Love Story
Moderated by Catherine Linka, What I Want You To See

2 pm - Auditorium
REBELS & REBIRTH
Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning
Maura Milan, Eclipse the Skies
Caitlin Seal, Twice Dead
Andrew Smith, Exile from Eden
Moderated by Jennifer Brody, The Continuum Trilogy

3 pm - 4th Floor Studio
EXPECTATION VS. REALITY
Dana L. Davis, The Voice in My Head
Maurene Goo, Somewhere Only We Know
Christine Riccio, Again, but Better
Amy Spalding, The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)
Moderated by Gretchen McNeil, #murderfunding

4 pm or when the last panel ends: Book Blitz! Line up for free books!

Event sponsored by Pasadena Public Library
Support and volunteers from Bridge to Books

Special thanks to our friends and sponsors at Cake Girl, Domino's Pizza, Vital Proteins, and our bookseller partner Vroman's Bookstore.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram @pasadenalovesya, share the Facebook event page, and tag us - #PLYA2019 #PasadenaLovesYA

Free parking next door at the University of Phoenix parking structure (entrance on Garfield next to the library lot). The parking staff is aware of the event duration and so the time limit on the outdoor parking lot directly behind the library will be relaxed to accommodate festival attendees.

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