photo by Samuel Wells
The Carlsbad City Library will host a free Young Adult and Adult Local Author Festival on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. The Young Adult Author Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with a local author panel discussion moderated by UC San Diego professor and author Ona Russell. Panelists include Robin Benway, D.J. MacHale, Cindy Pon, Barrie Summy, and Kiersten White.

The Adult Author Festival will begin at 1 p.m. with another panel discussion with six local adult fiction and nonfiction authors. Panelists include Isabel Diamond, Blake S. Lee, Alan Mindell, Annie Mary Perez, Jeffrey Seay, and Chima Vincenza. The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a meet and greet with the authors in the library courtyard. Guests can enjoy refreshments and shop for books as well. For more information contact Keith Gemmell at 760-602-2024 or email