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 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634
Description :

Booth # 2634 - K.A. Applegate, Author - Animorphs

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Matt Dembicki, Author - District Comics

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Raina Telgemeier, Author - Drama

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Simon & Schuster, Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Ashley Bryan, Author/Illustrator - Words to My Life's Song

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

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

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
StarWalk kids Media Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2471
Description :

Booth #2471, Laura Vaccaro Seeger Signing

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Simon & Schuster, Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Susan Cooper, Author - The Dark is Rising

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

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 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Reflections Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2305 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2305 - Dave, Julian, and Noelle Franco, Author/Illustrator - Scars: Navigating Through Peer Pressure and Consequences of Actions

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

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

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Random House Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2511
Description :

Booth # 2511 - Tad Hills, Author/Illustrator - Rocket Writes a Story

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

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Asian Americans, Air Benders, and Comics (Dark Horse Comics) Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Graphic Novel Stage
Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Zondervan Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2565
Description :

Booth # 2565 - Joan Lester, Author - Black, White, Other

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Chronicle Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2458
Description :

Booth # 2458 - Micah Player, Author/Illustrator - Chloe, Instead

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Live @ your library Reading Stage: Tim Hallihan Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Live @ your Library Reading Stage
Sponsors :
ALA