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 ("From Sit-In to Drive-Thru: Black America in the Age of Fast Food"), Ruth Kassinger ("Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us"), and Grady Hendricks (“Paperbacks from Hell”). A book signing will follow.


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.


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 Donna Seaman, Adult Books Editor at 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.


Book Club Central: How to Book Club

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

At the United for Libraries program Book Club Central: How to Book Club, Learn book club tips from authors who interact with book clubs and librarians who lead successful book clubs. Learn about using and promoting Book Club Central (www.bookclubcentral.org) in your library and community. Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Saba, and Sarah Ostman will lead the discussion. Galleys will be distributed; a book signing will follow. Moderated by Donna Seaman, Adult Books Editor at Booklist.
 


Editor's Panel

 

 

 

 

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

Authors Kevin Wilson, Mychal Denzel Smith, E.R. Ramzipoor, Andrew Krivak, and Ezra Levin and their respective editors Zach Wagman, Katy O’Donnell, Erika Imranyi, Erika Goldman, and Julia Cheiffitz will discuss how books come together for publication at United for Libraries’ Editor's Panel. A book signing will follow.


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 South

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 Judy Gold, Josh Gondelman, and Bobbie Brown, and Gary Janetti. 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).