The La Quinta Public Library will be hosting our fifth annual La Quinta Book Fest on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Book Fest is a chance for Coachella Valley residents to dive head first into literary topics, giving the community a chance to hear from and discuss literature with the authors themselves. Designed for all book lovers, La Quinta Book Fest 2024 will feature an author reading, panel discussion, lunch, and book signing. The authors’ books will be available for purchase on site by, The Best Bookstore Palm Springs.
La Quinta Book Fest is a FREE literary event for adults. The theme this year, An Ode to the Desert, celebrates the Coachella Valley in fiction with guest authors: Susan Straight (Mecca), Steven Rowley (The Guncle), and Tod Goldberg (The Low Desert: Gangster Stories).
Susan Straight’s latest novel, Mecca has numerous accolades including: a Finalist for the Kirkus Prize, named by The New York Times as a Top Ten California Book of the year, and a best book of 2022 by NPR.
Steven Rowley is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author. His novel, The Guncle, set in Palm Springs, is a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for 2021 Novel of the Year and winner of The 22nd Thurber Prize for American Humor. His fiction has been published in twenty languages.
Tod Goldberg is the author of more than a dozen books, such as the critically acclaimed Gangsterland series, including The Low Desert: Gangster Stories and Gangsters Don’t Die. He lives in Indio, California, where he directs the low-residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts at the University of California, Riverside.
Past Book Fest Authors:
Aminah Mae Safi
Ezra Clayton Daniels
We are hoping that you would be able to help us spread the word on this event as it is a perfect opportunity for the community to not only hear from authors, but to meet and discuss their work with them. You are also welcome to attend the event yourself, once again, this program is free of charge for the community. I have attached our promotional flyer along with a couple of photos from past events.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. For updates and more information on panelists, the day’s schedule, or panel session, visit: sites.google.com/view/lqbookfest.