Author Event Sessions

Time Titlesort ascending Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My! Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Amy Lukavics, Catherine Linka, Stephanie Kuehn, and Mira Grant will will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/zombies.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Science Fiction often has a predictive value, yet often overlooks the small things. Join our great panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia as they discuss their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments that were missed, never invented, and those that came about in ways unimagined. The panel will consider the role speculative fiction plays in fostering innovation and bringing about new ideas.

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)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Announcement and Reception [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hotel Nikko
Nikko Ballroom
Description :

The eagerly anticipated announcement and presentation of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, is followed by a chance to mingle at the dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Both winners attended the 2014 event to receive their medals and offered inspiring, entertaining remarks. Keynote speaker is best-selling author, actor, and NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA. Purchase tickets here: http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events#RUSA.

Cost :
ALA Members $35; Non-ALA Members $35; RUSA Members $25

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)

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Stonewall Book Awards Program Author Event Moscone Convention Center
3005 (W)
Description :

Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and award winning authors in celebration of the very best in GLBTQ literature at the 2015 Stonewall Book Awards Program. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), the Stonewall Book Awards is the first and longest enduring book award series for LGBT literature. The award recognizes English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience in children’s and young adult literature, literature, and non-fiction. Since the award’s inception in 1971, more than 50 titles have been honored. This program is free and open to all Annual Conference attendees.

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Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rightsizing Your Library: From Weeding to Services Author Event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? And are you ready to take a clear-sighted look at your library's services and let go of obsolete or less useful programs? Join our expert panel of authors as they discuss how to rightsize your library. Suzanne M. Ward, Mary Evangeliste, and Katherine Furlong will offer sage advice while also answering your questions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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 - 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

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: Yvonne Prinz (Algonquin Young Readers/Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

If You're Lucky
Who decides what's real?

When Georgia’s older brother Lucky mysteriously drowns, she refuses to accept it as an accident, instead setting out to uncover the truth of Lucky's demise. But as she digs deeper, and the person she suspects murdered Lucky becomes closer to her family, her investigation and her mental state are called into question. YVONNE PRINZ is the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award-winning author of THE VINYL PRINCESS, ALL YOU GET IS ME, and THE CLARE SERIES.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1003
Description :

Viva Frida
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida's life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1403
Description :

Viva Frida
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Georgia in Hawaii
This is the little known story of Georgia O'Keeffe's nine-week trip to Hawaii in 1939 as a guest of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, who commissioned her to create a painting for their pineapple juice campaign.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: William Ritter (Algonquin Young Readers/Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2)
It's Dr. Who meets Sherlock!

Jackaby and Abigail are back in the highly anticipated follow up to JACKABY, BEASTLY BONES! JACKABY was a 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and a 2014 Kirkus Review Best Book for Young Adults.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: William Cleveland (Prospecta Press / Perseus Distribution) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1321
Description :

Yo Millard Fillmore!: (And All Those Other Presidents You Don't Know)
Here's a fast, easy way to learn all the Presidents of the United States (forever) in less than 20 minutes! In no time at all, you will be able to remember the names of all 44 presidents - in chronological order. Crazy cartoons and comic-book style captions create a nonsense tale that will make it impossible for you to forget the presidents.

You'll also learn lots of kid-friendly facts about each president and his term of office, some historical and hysterical highlights, and plenty of presidential puns.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Will Hillenbrand (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

All for a Dime: A Bear and Mole Story
Will Hillenbrand's endearing characters are back with a new adventure in this fourth story about Bear and Mole. It’s Market Day and Bear has picked delicious blueberries. Mole has dug up yummy worms. Their friend Skunk made perfume that she knows will be a gigantic hit. The trio can't wait to make big piles of dimes! But there are surprises both good and bad in store for the three friends as they spend the day selling their wares at the farmers market.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Virginia Walton Pilegard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy / Abuelo Ratoncito Pérez la Aprendiz de la Hada de los Dientes
Combining Hispanic and Anglo folklore this fictional children’s story told in Spanish and English helps students recognize coins. A tooth fairy who can’t tell most U.S. coins apart starts her first flight with an ungainly load of one hundred pennies. Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez offers assistance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Virginia Walton Pilegard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy / Abuelo Ratoncito Pérez y la Aprendiz de la Hada de los Dientes
Combining Hispanic and Anglo folklore this fictional children’s story told in Spanish and English helps students recognize coins. A tooth fairy who can’t tell most U.S. coins apart starts her first flight with an ungainly load of one hundred pennies. Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez offers assistance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Virginia Kamhi (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Calling Him Dad
The story of a ten-year-old Latina who finally meets her Anglo father and learns to love him as they sail together through the San Juan Islands.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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