The POMONA READS! Book Festival takes place October 3 from 11a.m to 4 p.m.
Hosted by the Pomona Public Library and community partners, the one-day celebration of reading takes place on the Civic Center Plaza in Pomona, CA with activities for all age groups as well as community tables.
Author Jonathan Lethem will hold a conversation about his work, focusing on its relationship to California and music and film.
Local publisher Pelekinesis will be in attendance featuring David Scott Ewers (author of Petrichor and former Pomona resident), Allen Callaci (author of the forthcoming Heart Like a Starfish, librarian, and singer in the band Refrigerator), Sean Pravica (author of the forthcoming Stumbling Out the Stable), and Kevin Ausmus (author of Crossed Paths, former Pomona mayoral candidate, and singer in the band Desperation Squad).
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen (author of Pomona A to Z) will attend.
Highlights of the scheduled events include:
Panel Discussions in the Council Chambers
Latino Baseball Panel, moderated by Richard Santillan
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jonathan Lethem, moderated by Sam Sousa
1:00 – 2:30 pm
LA Science Fiction/Fantasy Society Panel, moderated by Steven Paul Leiva
Guests: Larry Niven, Harry Turtledove, Jerry Pournelle, John DeChancie, Tim Powers
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussions in the Library Conference Room
Why Children Should Read Comic Books
Guests: Marv Wolfman, Todd McCaffrey
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latino Author Panel
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Writing History: Books that Document the Pomona Valley
Moderated by David Allen
Guests – Bill King, Mickey Gallivan
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm