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Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
PopTop Stage - Lucha Corpi, Javier Huerta, and Viola Canales: Mexican-American Poetry Panel Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Renowned Mexican-American poets Lucha Corpi, Javier Huerta, and Viola Canales will join us for this panel describing the different styles and themes in their work. Representing numerous awards and such works as Palabras del Mediodía (Lucha Corpi), American Copia (Javier Huerta) and The Little Devil and the Rose: Lotería Poems/ El diablito y la rosa: Poemas de la lotería. (Viola Canales) these poets will kick-off the stage's superb presentations.

Sponsored by Arte Publico Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Muon Van & April Chu: In a Village by the Sea Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Written by Muon and illustrated by April, In a Village by the Sea is a story expressing the desire for home and supports the concept of diverse cultures. Muon left Vietnam as an infant as part of the "boat people, and April returned to her true passion of illustration after a career in architecture as the two collaborate in their storytelling.

Sponsored by Creston Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Chris Baty: No Plot? No Problem! Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Founder of the National Novel Writing month back in 1999, Chris works as a teacher, speaker, and writer. Most of us feel we have a great story within us that is aching to get onto the page and into a book. While we may be crafting an intricate mystery, an intense romance, or a poignant memoir in our heads, it's another challenge to write it. This challenge motivated him and the outcome was the handbook to making the most of that No Plot? No Problem!.

Sponsored by Chronicle Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
PopTop Stage - Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon Panel: Shades of Doon Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian earned Carey national recognition in young adult fiction. Lorie works to translate her effusive imagination into the written word while gilding her young-adult focused blog, HonestlyYA. They collaborate on Shades of Doon proving that good, clean young adult romance is often even more exciting and tantalizing.

Sponsored by Zondervan/Blink

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
PopTop Stage - WWII Faction: Experience This Historic Conflict Through Fact and Fiction Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Hear authors Meg Waite Clayton, Bruce Henderson and Lucy Sanna discuss various aspects of WWII as told through their latest publications:THE RACE FOR PARIS: An epic novel inspired by real, ground-breaking women such as Margaret Bourke-White, Clare Boothe Luce, Martha Gelhorn, and Lee Miller about female journalists on the front lines of World War II. RESCUE AT LOST BANOS: The incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism.THE CHERRY HARVEST: A historical novel that deals with an aspect of World War II not widely known: German POWs used as laborers on American farms in the latter years of the war.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
PopTop Stage - The Sounds of Romance in the Library-The Art of Narrating Audiobooks from Bonnet Busters to Bodice Rippers and Beyond Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Already one of the most popular genres within a library's print collection, Romantic Fiction covers a broad spectrum of materials suited to a diverse patron base. But what happens when these words lift off the page into a life of their own through an audio recording? Join three of the audiobook industry's most popular narrators for insights into how they prepare for a recording, what goes into making a professional recording suitable to both the material and the audience and listen to some live examples of their work. Live examples including Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse Series, Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series and Jayne Ann Krentz's River Road and Trust No One.

Sponsored by Recorded Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
PopTop Stage - Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti: Zeroes - Book Collaboration Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

The art of storytelling and book collaboration is a panel discussion spearheaded by author Scott Westerfeld. Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
PopTop Stage - Elaine Viets, Emily Brightwell, Jenna McKinlay, Kate Carlisle and Juliet Blackwell: Mystery for All Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

This panel includes Elaine Viets, Emily Brightwell, Jenna McKinlay, Kate Carlisle and Juliet Blackwell. These mystery writers will cover all the bases discussing their novels of mystery for young adult through the adult ages and the differences of the two. Hash out their new novels with them and realize how mystery has many faces.

Sponsored by Penguin

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
PopTop Stage - Diverse Authors Need Us Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Eight out of the Top Ten Books challenged in 2014 had themes of diversity and race. What is it about these stories that people want them removed from libraries? Intellectual freedom is being stifled because multiple viewpoints aren't represented. Join us to hear perspectives about censorship from authors who write with diverse voices. This will be a moderated Q&A panel with time for audience questions.

Sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, and We Need Diverse Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Innosanto Nagara: Counting on Community Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Innosanto was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, moving to the U.S. in 1988. A follow up to his first book, A is for Activist (written for his son), Counting on Community goes from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens, always counting on eachother. The book encourages children to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities and inspires a vision of diversity as told through stories in words and pictures.

Sponsored by Seven Stories

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Scott Sherman with Amy Sonnie: Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

A contributing writer for The Nation and a former contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, Scott Sherman is here to discuss his new book Patience and Fortitude. As a recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for Public Advocacy by Design Observer Magazine, this book is true to his persona. Not just public librarians, but all will want to hear his session.

Sponsored by MHP Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
PopTop Stage - Mystery Panel Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Mystery, thriller, and everything in between. This session is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. Check out the authors of this panel as they discuss their upcoming novels and the ins-and-outs of the genre.

Sponsored by Macmillan and Tor

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
PopTop Stage - Blackstone: Game of Mirrors: #18 in The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Narrator Grover Gardner will display his talents reading from the eighteenth installment of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano Mystery Series. The voice of the Inspector, Grover brings his personal touches and quirky behaviors throughout the narration. Following his reading the presentation will open up to Q&A, then an Inspector Montalbano drawing.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
PopTop Stage - Paige McKenzie: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Paige is the face of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. She is thrilled to bring her unique voice to life in this book series. To do so she has teamed up with producer Nick Hagen and her mother, actress Rose Mercedes, to create The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series on YouTube. Without long, the spine-chilling series - and its unforgettable title character - boasted a viewership in the tens of millions.

Sponsored by Perseus Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
PopTop Stage - Poetry Blast Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

This year's roster includes an equally diverse group of poets, forms, and themes including; Alma Flor Ada (Yes! We Are Latinos), F. Isabel Campoy (Poesia eres tú), Rebecca Kai Dotlich (Grumbles from the Forest), Betsy Franco (A Spectacular Selection of Sea Creatures), Marilyn Singer (A Strange Place to Call Home), Marilyn Nelson (How I Discovered Poetry) and Nikki Grimes (Poems In the Attic).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
PopTop Stage - 2K15 Panel Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Representing multiple genres, join the 2K15 panel featuring Courtney Alameda, Alexis Bass, Virginia Boecker, Fonda Lee, and Valynne Maetani. These up and coming young adult novelists will speak with reference to school and library visits, as well as information and resources related to their novels. www.classof2k15.com

Sponsored by Feiwel & Friends, HarperTeen, Little Brown, Flux, and Tu Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Aaron Karo: Galgorithm Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Joining us to discuss his new book, Galgorithm, Aaron is an author, comedian, and screenwriter. His previous books include Lexapros and Cons, I’m Having More Fun Than You, Ruminations on Twentysomething Life, and Ruminations on College Life. He was born and raised in New York, currently lives in Los Angeles, and always pays on the first date. Find him online at AaronKaro.com and follow him on Twitter @AaronKaro.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Nina Revoyr Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Author of four previous novels including The Age of Dreaming, which was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize, Lost Canyon is the latest joining her accomplishments. Join her as she describes the dangers and twists of her characters backpacking through the High Sierra.

Sponsored by Akashic Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
PopTop Stage - Rachelle Lee Smith: Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Rachelle is an award winning, nationally and internationally shown and published photographer. Speaking OUT combines her passions for activism and photography. Off the streets and into the studio, portraits are presented without judgement or sterotype by elimidating enviromental influence with a stark white backdrop. The images are then strengthened by the handwritten text that serves as the voice of a diverse group.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
PopTop Stage - Gabrielle Prendergast: Frail Days - Engaging Reluctant Readers Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

A part-time teacher and mentor, Gabrielle is the author of the verse novels Capricious and Audacious, which were shortlisted for a CLA Award. Speaking today regarding 'Verse for Reluctant Readers' she will explain how this genre is so effective in reaching out. View her blogs and rants at www.angelhorn.com and www.versenovels.com.

Sponsored by Orca Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)