Author Events at ALA Annual 2019

Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 22
9-10 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 102B

Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down, sponsored by United for Libraries, will focus on compelling stories about real life events . Featured authors will include Jacob Appel ("Who Says You're Dead? "), Azra Raza ("The First Cell"), Marcia Chatelain ("Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America."), Ruth Kassinger ("Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us"), and Grady Hendrix (“Paperbacks from Hell”). A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.


It’s a Mystery to Me

 

 

 



Saturday, June 22
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 207B

United for Libraries’ It’s a Mystery to Me will feature Linwood Barclay, Donna Andrews, Lisa Lutz, and John Copenhaver discussing their latest mysteries.  A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.


Isn’t it Romantic?

 

 

 



Sunday, June 23
9-10 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 102B

Authors Tif Marcelo, Sheila Roberts, Hope Ramsay, Linda Holmes, and Tracey Garvis Graves will discuss their books in United for Libraries’ Isn’t it Romantic? A book signing will follow. Moderated by Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management & Library Outreach for Booklist

 

 


In Real Life: Must-Read Memoirs

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 23
9-10 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 140B

Doris Payne, Susan Straight, Aarti Shahani, Saeed Jones, and Jeannie Vanasco will discuss their forthcoming memoirs at the United for Libraries program In Real Life: Must-Read Memoirs. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journals Prepub Alert, will moderate.

 


Book Club Central: How to Book Club

Sunday, June 23
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington DC Monument

Join Book Club favorites Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, New York Times best-selling authors of My Dear Hamilton and learn about their new collaboration Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution, and Stephanie Saba & Sarah Ostman, authors of Book Club Reboot (ALA Editions), who will discuss book club tips and how to engage with authors. Anna Ford, Founder of BookClubz.com will share the latest online tools to help enhance and keep your book club organized. Learn about using and promoting Book Club Central (www.bookclubcentral.org) in your library and community from Robin Hoklotubbe, Book Club Project Coordinator. This program will be moderated by Donna Seaman, adult books editor, Booklist


Editor's Panel

Sunday, June 23
1-2 p.m.
Conrad Washington DC Grand A

Authors Kevin Wilson, Mychal Denzel Smith, E.R. Ramzipoor, Andrew Krivak, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenburg and their respective editors Zach Wagman, Katy O’Donnell, Erika Imranyi, Erika Goldman, and Julia Cheiffetz will discuss how books come together for publication at United for Libraries’ Editor's Panel. A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.


The Laugh’s on Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group

Sunday, June 23
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Grand Ballroom North

Wine and cheese will be served at United for Libraries’ The Laugh’s on Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group, headlined by comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone. The event will also feature Josh Gondelman, Bobbie Brown, Gary Janetti, and Jessica Holmes. A book signing will follow. Tickets are $60 in advance ($55 United for Libraries personal members) or $65 onsite (if available). 

 


Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 24
2-4 p.m.

Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-5

Kate Elizabeth Russell, Megan Angelo, Karl Marlantes, Gabriel Bump, Kiley Reid, and other bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming book at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Raise a glass to celebrate these bestselling writers – festive beverages and light snacks will be served. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. Tickets are $60 in advance ($55 United for Libraries personal members) or $65 onsite (if available). Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.