Thursday, April 14

YA in Bloom

YA in Bloom is a casual lunch meeting for readers, writers, bloggers, and educators interested in young adult literature.

When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena CA 91101 | MAP | TEL 626-449-5320 - if you call, ask to be directed to someone in the kids' department :D 
What: $12.50 will provide one person food and materials for the meeting. Sign up here by June 18.

Check out the latest updates here: 

Buy tickets for YA in Bloom - lunch
Excess funds will be donated to Book by Book.


Are authors welcome? Or should we keep our nosy noses out of it? ;-)
You are absolutely welcome to attend! :D We'll be posting more info on who is attending as people sign up. Booksellers are welcome too! And just regular folks, as long as you like YA :)

What are the meeting materials?
TBA. We'll email info about that as we get things sorted, to both the registered attendees and those who just signed up for information. 

Will there be swag (i.e. bookmarks, advanced reader/promotional copies of books, posters, etc.)?
Yes. So far, publishers participating in the event include Flux Books, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, and Random House. Authors sending promotional items include Amy Dominy, Maria V. Snyder, Cheryl Rainfield, Lisa Schroeder, and Gae Polisner. We will have some items for all attendees and select items that will be raffled off at the event.

What food are you providing?
A light lunch (with variety so people w/ dietary restrictions, e.g. vegetarian, low sugar, etc. can all have something good to eat). Water and soda will be available; coffee and tea must be purchased at Zeli Coffee Bar on the first floor.

I want to attend! What should I do first?
Click here to pay your $12.50 registration fee, then sit tight--we'll email you within 24 hours.

I'm not sure I want to attend yet. Can I just get updates on what's happening?
Sure! Fill out this form. Reminders and updates will be sent periodically. But don't forget, if you're attending, you must sign up and pay by June 18.

What is Book by Book?
Founded by Amber Lessa, Book by Book provides new and interesting books for schools in the Los Angeles area that have had their budgets slashed and their librarians pink-slipped :( Visit for more info! At the luncheon, each ticket holder will be able to enter to win a library booster box for a local high school of their choice, filled with recent YA hardcovers! Ballots will be provided at the event.

Oh no! The WriteGirlLA season-end celebration is the same day!
Don't worry! If this goes well, we'll have lots more meetings--we also plan to do a few different themes in the future.

I want to volunteer. How can I help?
We've got the event itself pretty well handled--but we sure could use your help publicizing the event! Grab a flyer and post it up somewhere (with permission, of course), tweet the shortlink, or put a button on your blog or website. On twitter, please use the hashtag #YAB2B and/or tweet @alybee930/@frootjoos. Tell all your friends and invite them to the party. Thanks for your help!

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Interested in sponsoring our event? 
Publishers, please contact Alyson - kidlitfrenzy [at] gmail [dot] com. Businesses and authors, please contact Alethea - frootjoos [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also make a donation here. Anything we don't need for the meeting will be donated to Book by Book to provide new books for local schools.

*Questions? Email Alethea - frootjoos [at] gmail [dot] com. And watch this spot for more info!

1 comment:

  1. As a Y/A reader (and the writer of a still-in-progress Y/A novel) I would love to attend, but that's the same day/time as WriteGirl's season-end celebration, which I don't want to miss. Please let me know if the date changes!