United for Libraries to host five author events for at ALA 2021 Annual Conference Virtual Event
For Immediate Release
United for Libraries
EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host five author events during ALA Annual 2021:
- Gala Author Tea sponsored by Data Axle Solutions on Thursday, June 24 at 12:15 p.m. Central. Enjoy your beverage of choice while hearing from writers about their forthcoming titles! Lauren Groff (“Matrix”), Jeffrey Archer (“Over My Dead Body”), Josh Ritter (“The Great Glorious Goddamn of it All”), Courttia Newland (“A River Called Time”), and Ryka Aoki (“Light from Uncommon Stars”) will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. 2022-23 ALA President Lessa Pelayo-Lozada will moderate.
- Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down on Friday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Central. Preview the most compelling forthcoming nonfiction titles in this riveting panel. Features authors will include Rafia Zakaria (“Against White Feminism”), Sarah Ruhl (“Smile: The Story of a Face”), Marlo Mack (“How To Be A Girl”), and Cheryl and Bobby Love (“The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice”). Booklist Advisory Board Member James Tyner, adult programming librarian at Fresno County (CA) Public Library, will moderate.
- It’s a Mystery to Me on Saturday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Central. Check out the latest mysteries and thrillers by Wiley Cash (“When the Ghosts Come Home”), Vera Kurian (“Never Saw Me Coming”), Bracken MacLeod (“Closing Costs”), and Hannah Morrissey (“Hello, Transcriber”). Booklist Advisory Board Member Brian Kenney, director of the White Plains (N.Y.) Public Library, will moderate.
- Isn’t it Romantic on Saturday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Central. Bestselling romance authors Marcella Bell (“The Wildest Ride”), Abby Jimenez (“Life’s too Short”), and Sonya Lalli (“A Holly Jolly Diwali”) will discuss their books in United for Libraries’ Isn’t it Romantic? A book signing will follow. Susan Maguire, Booklist's senior editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, will moderate.
- First Author, First Book on Mon., June 28, 11:30 a.m. Central. Preview the season's most anticipated debut novels. Natasha Brown (“Assembly”), Emily Itami (“Fault Lines”), Shruti Swamy (“The Archer”), and Nita Prose (“The Maid”) will discuss their forthcoming titles. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert, will moderate.
For more information about United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, visit http://www.ala.org/united/alaac21
To register for the ALA Annual conference, visit https://2021.alaannual.org/.
United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit www.ala.org/united or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.