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MTL YA FEST is the first young adult book festival in Montreal.


Founded in 2018, MTL YA FEST is hosted and run by the Norman Berman Children's Library, the youth space of Montreal's historic independent Jewish Public Library.


Our goal is to connect middle graders and teens with their favourite authors in a fun environment.

Our event includes keynotes, panel talks, discussions, games and any other ways in which we can connect readers to YA authors and content creators. 

current Committee

Emma Bassermann, Babar Books, Kelly Bergevin, Zehava Cohn, Raven Desroches, Jennifer Dion, Erica Fagen, Taylor Gammon, Kylee Ollivierre, Maria Ressina, Caitlin Siemon, Susan Tepner Novak, Noah Weinberger, Barbara Whiston

thank you to our dedicated former committee members & Volunteers

Teffer Adjemian, Cindy Bassel Brown, Tracey Blonder, Christopher Chaban, Chloe Chiasson, Janice Cohen, Laeticia Cuenca, Annie Desjardins, Jessica Desormeaux, Elise Dubois, Shazia Khan, Dana Lohner, Arwen Low, Sarah Novak, Vicky Ouimet, Ivy Rabinovich, Alissa Rosellini, Gabby Samra, Zoe Schipper, Jennifer Solomon, Tim Sullivan, Benjamin Wexler


Librarians Talya Pardo & Nell Beaudry McLachlan

Looking to join our committee? Please send your application below. 

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