Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YALSA's YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk!

Cost :
$25

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2310
Description :

Booth # 2310 - Allen Say , Author/Illustrator - Grandfather's Journey

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (15)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Karen Gavigan, Author - Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Boyds Mills Press Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2435
Description :

Booth # 2435 - Gretchen Woelfle, Author - Write On, Mercy!

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium Speaker - John Irving Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

Best-selling author John Irving will introduce ALA Annual Conference attendees to his thirteenth and latest novel, In One Person, due to be published in May 2012. The novel is described as his most political since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, offering an unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”

Advance praise for In One Person includes this from Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country: “This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny—it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the ’80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. . . . In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.”

The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller; it also became a George Roy Hill film. Irving’s novels are now translated into 35 languages. Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called “an American classic” is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), the portrayal of an enduring friendship at that time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the US. Less commonly known is that Irving competed as a wrestler for 20 years, coached the sport until he was 47, and was inducted in 1992 into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.

The author appears courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Random House Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2511
Description :

Booth # 2511 - Chris Raschka, Author/Illustrator - A Ball for Daisy

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Disney-Hyperion Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2463 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2463 - Alan Sitomer, Author - NERD GIRLS: A Catastrophe of Nerdish Proportions

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (17)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Christie Kaaland, Author - Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Insight Editions / PGW Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2566 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2566 - Steve Barnes, Author/Illustrator - Hector

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater Featuring The Biggest Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels of 2012 presented by Abrams/Abrams Appleseed/Amulet Authors! Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

THE BIGGEST PICTURE BOOKS AND MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS OF 2012! Abrams/Abrams Appleseed/Amulet Authors Share their works. Featuring Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda Books), Michael Buckley (NERDS, Sisters Grimm, and Kel Gilligan), Barney Saltzberg (Andrew Drew and Drew), Barry Deutsch (Hereville), Nathan Hale (Hale's Hazardous Tales), Maureen McQuerry (The Peculiars), Joanne Rocklin (Orange Street and Zook) and Susanna Reich (Minnete's Feast).

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Dan Santat, Author - Sidekicks

Sponsors :
UNO
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2310 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2310 - Ginger Wadsworth , Author - First Girl Scout

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boyds Mills Press Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2435
Description :

Booth # 2435 - J. Patrick Lewis, Author - If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2310 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2310 - Marina Budhos, Author - Sugar Changed the World

Sponsors :
UNO

Monday, June 25 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater Featuring Penguin Young Readers Group Buzzes Their Favorite Summer and Fall Titles! Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

Book Buzz Theater Featuring Penguin Young Readers Group Buzzes Their Favorite Summer and Fall Titles!

Sponsors :
ALA

Friday, June 22 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
StarWalk Kids Media Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2471
Description :

Booth # 2471 - Seymour Simon, Author - Planets Around the Sun

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Penguin Young Readers Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2616 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2616 - Sheila Turnage, Author - Three Times Lucky

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Gennifer Albin, Author - Crewel

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (6)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Ann Martin, Author - Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2367
Description :

Booth # 2367 - Kady Cross, Author - THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR

Sponsors :
UNO