YAVA Author Celebration at Richmond Public Library!

  • Richmond Public Library 101 East Franklin Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States

To be held at the Richmond Public Library - Main branch. 


The Richmond Public Library invites book fans of all ages to meet and mingle with VA authors award-winning and best-selling Virginia authors of books for children and young adults. Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments, book sales and signings, prize raffles and more. The event is free and the public is invited. The Richmond Public Library looks forward to hosting YAVA on October 21. Richmond Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce our first Richmond Public Library YAVA award, a $1,000.00 juried prize to be presented to one of our 2014 published YA author’s. 

“Virginia authors are setting the creative standards for kid’s lit. We boast NYT Bestsellers, winners of the National Book Awards, Newberry Awards, Jane Addams, Pura Belpre and more. The impetus for the original Teen ’14, now YAVA, was to raise the book and author talk experience to a new level of energy and excitement. We created a fun environment where the community meets the people who are shaping kid's lit and also celebrating what it is to be a VA author and a VA reader/book lover." -Meg Medina

Featured authors: 
Gigi Amateau, Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell
Anne Blankman, Bill Blume, Martina Boone
Lana Krumwiede, Sara McGuire, Jodi Meadows
Sara Raasch, Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Kat Spears & Steve Watkins

The event is made possible by support from the Richmond Public Library Foundation and the Richmond Public Library, Friends of the Library.