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Icon to indicate this is a ticketed eventThe Laugh's On Us sponsored by Ingram Content Group 
Saturday, June 25, 2022  |  5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Renaissance, Potomac Ballroom Salon 1
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Laugh out loud at this wine-and-cheese event, featuring headliner and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone (THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS). Featured authors will include Olivia Abtahi (PERFECTLY PARVIN; AZAR ON FIRE), Mark Schiff (WHY NOT? LESSONS ON COMEDY, COURAGE, AND CHUTZPAH), and Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow Mystery series), A book signing will follow, with free books/advance copies for attendees (subject to availability).

Icon to indicate this is a ticketed eventGala Author Tea sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions
Monday, June 27, 2022  |  2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Renaissance, Anacostia Ballroom
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Enjoy tea and treats while hearing from bestselling writers about their forthcoming titles. Featured authors will include Buzz Bissinger (THE MOSQUITO BOWL), Jonathan Dee (SUGAR STREET), Jon Gray (GHETTO GASTRO PRESENTS BLACK POWER KITCHEN), Tricia Hersey (REST IS RESISTANCE), Dani Shapiro (SIGNAL FIRES), and Catherine Adel West (THE TWO LIVES OF SARA). Attendees will receive advance copies and have the opportunity to have them signed by authors (subject to availability). Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate.
 

First Author, First Book
Saturday, June 25, 2022  |  11:00am – 12:00pm  |  Location: Washington Convention Center, 145A

Preview the season's most anticipated debut novels during this conference-favorite. Featured authors will be Sopan Deb (KEYA DAS’S SECOND ACT), Zain Khalid (BROTHER ALIVE), Victor Manibo (THE SLEEPLESS), Robin Peguero (WITH PREJUDICE), and E.M. Tran (DAUGHTERS OF THE NEW YEAR). A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.


In Real Life: Must-Read Memoirs
Saturday, June 25, 2022  |  2:30pm – 3:30pm  |  Location: Washington Convention Center, 154A-B

Memoirists will discuss their forthcoming titles. Featured authors will include Rabia Chaudry (FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM), Jessi Hempel (THE FAMILY OUTING), Erika L. Sánchez (CRYING IN THE BATHROOM), and Isaac Wright (MARKED FOR LIFE). A book signing will follow. Moderated by Aryssa Damron, Booklist Advisory Board Member and Children’s Librarian, District of Columbia Public Library.

Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can't Put Down
Sunday, June 26, 2022  |  9:00am – 10:00am  |  Location: Washington Convention Center, 152B

Preview the most compelling forthcoming nonfiction titles in this panel. Featured authors will include Brandi Collins-Dexter (BLACK SKINHEAD), Eleanor Herman (OFF WITH HER HEAD), Jamie Fiore Higgins (BULLY MARKET), and Sarah Horowitz (THE RED WIDOW). Book signings will follow. Moderated by Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books, Booklist.

Immersive Historical Fiction
Sunday, June 26, 2022  |  1:00pm – 2:00pm  |  Location: Washington Convention Center, 202A

Check out the latest historical fiction by a panel of bestselling authors, including Wanda Morris (ANYWHERE YOU RUN), Amita Parikh (THE CIRCUS TRAIN), Lev AC Rosen (LAVENDER HOUSE), and Noelle Salazar (ANGELS OF THE RESISTANCE). Book signings will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor, Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

 

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