New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng to present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.
For Immediate Release
Communications and Marketing Office
American Library Association
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that author Celeste Ng will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.
Celeste Ng is the number one, New York Times bestselling author of "Everything I Never Told You" and "Little Fires Everywhere," which was published in more than 30 languages and adapted as a limited series on Hulu.
Ng will discuss her third novel, "Our Missing Hearts," available October 2022, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by racism, authoritarianism, and fear.
Additional speakers will be announced soon.
The health and safety of conference attendees and vendors is our first priority. ALA is carefully tracking all of the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the CDC, the DC Department of Health, as well as the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which is working with suppliers in environmental services, health and safety technology upgrades, food and beverage and other services. See the American Library Association Annual Conference 2022 Health Protocols page that will be regularly updated should changes occur.
The ALA Annual Conference invites library professionals in all levels of their careers and from all library types to engage in top quality professional development opportunities, including more than 160+ education sessions, and have access to the latest insights from experts on policy, research and technology at the News You Can Use sessions. There will be 12+ memorable thought leaders and celebrity speakers who will share their unique insights on the main stage.
The Preliminary Scheduler currently includes a variety of education sessions and programs organized by ALA Divisions and Units. The Scheduler will be updated with new agenda content as we move toward the conference.
New this year at the ALA Annual Conference is The Digital Experience. Registrants of this virtual offering will have access to 42 education sessions, 14 News You Can Use sessions, and four main stage speakers. These sessions will be live-streamed directly from the conference in Washington, D.C. Registration for the Digital Experience includes on-demand content for the total of 60 sessions through August 31, 2022.
The Library Marketplace will host many of the popular exhibits and activities from past conferences. More than 550 knowledgeable exhibitors will provide access to innovative products and services, and publishers will host more than 80 presentations from established and new authors on nine genre-specific stages. Other onsite favorites include Meet the Authors, Poster Sessions, the Live at the 25 Podcast booth, free advanced reading copies (ARCs), and more.
Media interested in registering for the session may contact Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Communications and Marketing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Library Association
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