In 2011, young adult authors Jennifer Murgia and Cyn Balog approached Stephanie Supinski, branch manager at Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library. They wanted to do a festival celebrating YA authors and their books, but also to allow teens to talk to the authors about their books.
Palmer Branch hosted their first YA Fest in August of 2012 with 35 middle grade, young adult, and new adult authors in attendance. The library greeted 350 guests who chatted with authors, purchased books and entered their names for raffle prizes.
Our mission is to give middle grade and teen readers a chance to connect with authors about books, writing, and publishing. As a library event, we want to encourage young readers to continue reading.
Our second event in April 2014 hosted 50 authors and had 500 people in attendance.
YA Fest 2015 occurred on October 10, 2015. Palmer Branch hosted 32 authors. Karen Rose and Barnes & Noble #2210 supplied our books. Please check out the GALLERY for pictures.
YA Fest is run by Jennifer Murgia and Ashley Supinski.
Information about our next event will be coming shortly!
If you’re interested in more information, you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or, just check on our social media for more updates!