LA QUINTA LIBRARY Book Fest (All ages)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Details

The inaugural La Quinta Book Fest is for all book lovers, and will include author talks, book signings, story times, and family-friendly fun in Civic Center Park.
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Authors coming to LQ Book Fest:
Boychick & Bear
Tessa Dare
HelenKay Dimon
Maggie Downs
Tod Goldberg
Sarah Kuhn
C.B. Lee
Nilah Magruder
Ivy Pochoda

Panel Session Information:
*Registration is free but REQUIRED for the panel sessions.
Call or see the Adult Reference Desk to register.

11:00AM - 12:00PM - PANEL SESSION #1
Women in Literature
Check out this panel as the authors explore what is “women’s literature,” and why female-centric stories matter in our world today. They’ll discuss the “unlikable” female character, women’s roles in literature, and the female authors that have inspired them the most.
Thrilling Reads
Why do we love true crime/murder mysteries/thrillers? Join this panel as the authors discuss their thoughts on why people love reading mysteries, thrillers, and/or true crime books, what books have kept them up at night, and their favorite crime dramas.

1:00PM - 2:00PM - PANEL SESSION #2
It’s OK to read Romance
Do you read romance? Or are you one of those people who scoffs at the term “romance novel?” Enjoy this discussion on why it’s perfectly fine to read romance novels and hear the authors’ thoughts on whether or not a “happy ever after” is always needed.
Diversity in Literature
Join this panel for a discussion on why positive representation is so important to have in literature today. The authors will explore how diverse fiction helps us understand the complexities of communities other than our own and give examples of some great diverse fiction and nonfiction.

2:30PM - 4:00PM - Book sales & author book signing
Cellar Door Books will be here to sell books by the authors that you can then have signed by the authors themselves!

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Event Type(s): Community Program, Cultural Program
Age Group(s): Community, Adult, Children, Seniors, Teen, Youth, Family
(760) 564-4767