BAM Festival 2022 will be April 9, 2022 in downtown West Palm Beach, FL at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
BAM Festival 2022 will be held in select areas of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, the 400 Block of Clematis, and City Hall on April 9, 2022, from 10AM to 4PM.
Event parking for attendeees is located at the City Center Garage at 400 Banyan Blvd.
Overflow Parking Can be found at the Clematis Garage on 500 Banyan Blvd
Mandel Library Floor Plans
HOW TO WATCH THE VIRTUAL PANELS:
On the day of the event, go to BAM Festival's YouTube, select the livestream video to watch, and enjoy! Any questions day-of the even, should be sent via Direct Message on our Facebook or Instagram.
Akshaya Raman, Neal Shusterman, Jess Redman
Come see how unreal worlds in fantasy & sci-fi allow authors to explore real-world issues differently from contemporary fiction. How does the real world inspire the fiction in novels? Where did these authors find their fantastical elements?
Fact or Fiction
Mental Health Matters
Jess Redman, Adib Khorram, Neal Shusterman, Stacie Ramey, Eric Smith
We are amidst a global pandemic. We are also amidst a national mental health crisis. You're not alone If you've been struggling with your mental health, even before COVID. Let these authors and characters shed some light on your state of mind.
#OwnVoices: Our Identities and How They Inform Us
Kwame Mbalia, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Kerry O'Malley Cerra, Sherri Winston
Now more than ever, it’s important that stories be told in genuine, positive, and experienced ways. Why is it important that these stories are told by these authors? From different experiences, to diverse cultures, these authors know how to tell their characters’ stories because they’ve experienced them firsthand.
The Cost of Book Banning
Stacie Ramey, Eric Smith, Rob Sanders, Ashley Woodfolk, Kim Johnson
We’ve seen it in headlines: beloved books being banned for their content. These authors will weigh in for what that means for writers, readers, and society as a whole.