Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Multi-Voice "Radio Play" Mystery Drama Author Event, Exhibitor session, Social event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Grand BR A
Description :

Blackstone Audio presents a multi-Voice "Radio-Play" mystery dramatization written by McCavity Award-winning author, Brian Freeman. The narrator role will be performed by Freeman and actor/narrator, Joe Barrett, will play the male roles. The female roles will be shared by Karen Kleckner Keefe and Booklist editor Rebecca Vnuk.

The story, "Spitting Devil", features the character Lieutenant Jonathan Stride of the psychological suspense series, published by Blackstone Audio written by Freeman and narrated by Barrett.
This will be a unique and enjoyable event sure to draw a crowd of audio-loving librarian folk!

Brian Freeman (www.bfreemanbooks.com) is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers. His books have been sold in 46 countries and appeared in 20 languages. His novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards. All of his books are available in audio editions from Blackstone.
Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has won the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as John Irving, Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.
Librarian Rebecca Vnuk is the Editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist Magazine. Little-known fact: she is also an accomplished actress, with a degree in Musical Theater.

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library. She is a reviewer for Booklist Magazine and creator of the ShelfRenewal blog with her partner in crime, Rebecca Vnuk.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time for Storytime! Author Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 1
Description :

Get ready to move, dance, sing, and play! Three respected chidren's storytime authorities, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Linda Ernst, and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, will share examples from their popular storytime books, offer tips and advice, and take your questions. You'll learn about early literacy and have a great time!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 6
Description :

Bestselling writers Adriana Trigiani, Paula McLain, Matthew Pearl, B.A. Shapiro, Sarah Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach will discuss their new books and talk about their writing lives. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Purchase tickets early as the event often sells out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/tea.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries member, $60 non-members, $65 on site

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
PLA Member Welcome Breakfast [Closed, $] Author Event, Social event, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07 & 08
Description :

Join PLA President Larry Neal for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the 15 individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year, including Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson (Mo.) Public Library.

The event will also feature a special appearance by Al Roker. As a host and weatherman of NBC’s "Today Show," Roker has the undivided attention of the nation every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of America’s most beloved TV hosts!

PLA thanks HarperCollins for its support of this event.

Reservations are required for this event. The RSVP form is now closed. Please contact us at pla@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) for assistance.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Complimentary to PLA members

Saturday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:30pm
The 17th Annual International Latino Book Awards Affiliate Event, Author Event, Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Over the last 16 years the International Latino Book Awards has honored 1,668 authors and publishers and has grown to become the largest Latino literary and cultural awards event in the USA. Winners have been chosen from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA. The Awards are produced by Latino Literacy Now in conjunction with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking and Las Comadres de las Americas.

Join us in celebrating this year's winners!

For more information visit: www.lbff.us/ILBA.php www.reforma.org www.lascomadres.com

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best of the Best AAUP (AASL) Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Hear the authors of two university press titles—Rose Eichenbaum, author of “The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen” published by Wesleyan , and Lee Wilson, author of “Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway” published by University Press of Florida—discuss their works. Also, three librarians from AASL and RUSA/CODES will present titles they selected as "the best" university press titles this year.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP’S CHILDREN’S & TEEN AUTHOR SPEED DATING EVENT Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

Join 24 authors from 19 AAP publishing houses in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children's Library Marketing Committee.

Elana Arnold, The Question of Miracles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls (Tor/Forge Books/Tor Teen)
Lizi Boyd, Big Bear, little chair (Chronicle Books)
Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Monica Brown, Lola Levine is Not Mean! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Harper)
Joshua Davis, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/FSG Originals)
Tania del Rio, Warren the 13th (Quirk Books)
Matt Faulkner, Gaijin: American Prisoner of War (Disney-Hyperion)
Kim Griswell, Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling Children’s Books)
Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion)
Stephen T. Johnson, Alphabet School (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Estelle Laure, This Raging Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Amy Lukavics, Daughter Unto Devils (Harlequin TEEN)
Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One
(Weinstein Books/The Perseus Books Group)
Sebastian Meschenmoser, Mr. Squirrel and the Moon (NorthSouth Books)
Yvonne Prinz, If You’re Lucky (Algonquin Young Readers)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster/
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Lev Rosen, Woundabout (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Barney Saltzberg, Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes (Workman)
Allan Stratton, The Dogs (Sourcebooks Fire)
Craig Thompson, Space Dumplins (Scholastic)
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids Books)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: April Pulley Sayre (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Raindrops Roll
Discover the wonder of water in this refreshingly fun and fascinating exploration of rain, raindrops, and the water cycle from the creator of Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go Grapes!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Andrea Beaty & Dan Santat (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
Seriously funny New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce. And, not to use Famous Last Words, but with illustrations by the great Dan Santat (The Guild of Geniuses, Sidekicks), what could possibly go wrong?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Hazel McClure (Association of College and Research Libraries) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108B
Description :

Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians
The lessons offered here are suggestions for ways to put theory into practice in order to help our students’ transformation into information literate individuals.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Zak Ebrahim (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

The Terrorist's Son
Alex Award Winner! An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little Bee Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1101
Description :

Cockatoo, Too
Two cockatoos meet two more cockatoos in tutus and two tutued toucans. And then two more! Can they all can-can? They can! The cockatoos and toucans join together for a dance and ask the reader: "Can you can-can too?” This book combines fantastically funny wordplay 
with lush, vibrant illustrations that will make readers want 
to can-can along!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Barb Rosenstock (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1421
Description :

Ben Franklin's Big Splash
Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish—fins and all! This fascinating and lively account of young Ben’s earliest invention follows the budding scientist’s journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions. Includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sharon Lovejoy (Workman Publishing Co.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars
Created by Sharon Lovejoy—a grandmother of four and the author of two classic books of garden activities for grown-ups and kids, Sunflower Houses and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots—Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars is an ecologically inspired guide that combines more than 130 green activities with timeless grandparenting advice. Illustrated with Lovejoy's distinctive, delicate watercolors, it's an inventive resource for grandmother and grandchild to connect with each other through nature.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

This Side of Wild
The Newbery Honor–winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Judy Freeman (ALA Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

The Handbook for Storytellers
Ideal for both beginners and more experienced storytellers, this exhaustive primer includes everything adults need to start sharing the wonder of stories with children, from babies to tweens. The lively text imparts easy-to-follow guidelines and practical advice on how, when, where, and why to tell stories.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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