Twenty-three acclaimed poets and authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference
For Immediate Release
Reading stage features Laurie Halse Anderson, Roy Blount, Jr., Henri Cole, Heid E. Erdrich, Marilyn Johnson, Adriana Trigiani and more
- Saturday, June 26 (noon – 4 p.m.) – Henri Cole, Kwame Alexander, Gwendolyn Zepeda, Vicki Myron, Matt Dembicki, Sarah Blake, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, R. Dwayne Betts;
- Sunday, June 27 (noon – 4 p.m.) – Nickole Brown, Adriana Trigiani, Laurie Halse Anderson, Heidi W. Durrow, Daphne Kalotay, Jay Varner, Jim Breuer, Roy Blount, Jr.;
- Monday, June 28 (10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) – Heid E. Erdrich, Ann B. Ross, Ellen Hopkins, Beatriz Rivera, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Marilyn Johnson, Jean Kwok.
Most readings will be followed by an autograph session, and the opportunity to purchase the authors’ latest works. For additional information about these programs, including reading times and author biographies, please see the full LIVE! Stage schedule. Additionally, look for program updates in the Literature Programs and Author Events brochure, mailed to all advance registrants, and onsite in the conference program book.
The ALA Public Programs Office promotes cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service in all types and sizes of libraries. Successful library programming initiatives have included “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion series, traveling exhibitions, film discussion programs, the Great Stories CLUB, Live! @ your library and more. Recently, the ALA Public Programs Office developed www.ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an online resource center bringing librarians timely and valuable information to support them in the creation of high-quality cultural programs for their communities. For more information on the ALA Public Programs Office, visit www.ala.org/publicprograms.