Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Beverley Brenna & Nick Lake (Booklist Interview) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1817
Description :

The White Bicycle & In Darkness

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Stacy Curtis (Simon & Schuster) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2312 - 2412
Description :

To Be a Cat - Barney thinks being a cat would be easier than being a twelve-year-old boy. But when his feline fantasy comes true, the fur starts flying in this darkly hilarious and heartwarming tale.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick are sure to provoke important questions and discussion when they talk about their recent joint project, “The Untold History of the United States.” A thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history, it is a companion to the Showtime documentary series that challenges the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books. Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented “People’s History of the American Empire,” arguing that we must face our history forthrightly in order to set a new course for the 21st century. Stone and Kuznick are also eager to talk to and with librarians about what they see as the current sorry state of history books available to middle and high school students.

Oliver Stone has won numerous Academy Awards for his work on such iconic films as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, Salvador, and W. Peter Kuznick is a professor of history and director of the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, currently serving his third term as distinguished lecturer with the Organization of American Historians. He has written extensively about science and politics, nuclear history, and Cold War culture.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Wein (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Code Name Verity

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
LIVE! @ your library Matthew Quick & Sara Zarr Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Matthew Quick is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for his novel Boy21, about the lives of two damaged teen boys intersecting and healing through basketball. His other novels include The Silver Linings Playbook. His forthcoming novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock has already garnered praise from both teen and adult readers.

Sara Zarr was a 2007 National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl. Her novels, including her most recent, The Lucy Variations, are acclaimed for their emotional realism and bravery. In addition to her writing, Ms. Zarr runs the This Creative Life podcast on her website SaraZarr.com.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 11:30am
LIVE! @ your library Matthew Quick & Sara Zarr Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Matthew Quick is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for his novel Boy21, about the lives of two damaged teen boys intersecting and healing through basketball. His other novels include The Silver Linings Playbook. His forthcoming novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock has already garnered praise from both teen and adult readers.

Sara Zarr was a 2007 National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl. Her novels, including her most recent, The Lucy Variations, are acclaimed for their emotional realism and bravery. In addition to her writing, Ms. Zarr runs the This Creative Life podcast on her website SaraZarr.com.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Dr. Sandra S. Pate (Phillip Monroe Publishing Co.) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2666
Description :

Uncapping Family Wisdom: Recognizing, Treating, and Reconciling Transgenerational Dysfunction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
DUPLICATE: Graphic Novel Stage - Spotlight on Paul Pope Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/12684 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Spotlight on Paul Pope Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Paul Pope, the author of Batman: Year 100 and the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel The One Trick Rip-Off, has created his first ever graphic novel for kids -- Battling Boy, forthcoming from First Second in October 2013. In this author spotlight, Paul Pope will discuss his past works, his influences, and his inspiration for the upcoming Battling Boy.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ethan Long (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Up Tall And High

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

EXTRA YARN

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Cross (Romance Writers of America) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2342
Description :

Tempest

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robert Byrd (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Electric Ben

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Steve Sheinkin (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Bomb - Newbery Honor, Sibert Medal, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater featuring Lerner Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

Get the buzz on the most exciting picture books, graphic novels, nonfiction, and YA from Lerner Publishing Group’s Fall 2013 list!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Wein (Booklist Interview) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1817
Description :

Code Name Verity

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sid Farrar (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2000
Description :

THE YEAR COMES ROUND: HAIKU THROUGH THE SEASONS (ALSC Notable Children's Book) Sid Farrar will be performing at the Poetry Blast on the Pop Top Stage on Monday, July 1 (10 - 11:30am). Book signing to follow.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 1:00pm
Schneider Family Book Award Luncheon [Closed] Author Event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler 24AB
Description :

Luncheon honoring the winning authors and illustrator

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Monday, July 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Alice Walker Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear one of the most prolific authors of our time, a poet, feminist, and activist who has written both fiction and essays about race, gender, and other topics. When you attend this session, you’ll also find out about two new books that the New Press is pleased to present in 2013: “The Cushion in the Road” (essays) and “The World Will Follow Joy” (poems). Publishers’ Weekly has named “The Cushion in the Road” one of their top ten "literary biography, essay and criticism" titles of the season.

Walker is perhaps best known for her literary fiction, including the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple.” She is also the author of many volumes of poetry and powerful nonfiction collections, including “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For” and “The Chicken Chronicle” (both available from The New Press).

Her activism and advocacy for the dispossessed have spanned the globe and earned her a 1997 Humanist of the Year award. Walker met Martin Luther King Jr. in the early 1960s and credits him for her decision to return to the American South and get involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Among other activist undertakings, she marched in the 1963 March on Washington, volunteered to register black voters in Georgia and Mississippi, was arrested in 2003 for crossing a police line during an anti- Iraq-war protest rally outside the White House, and traveled to Gaza with the anti-war group Code Pink in 2009.

Sponsored by The New Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
DUPLICATE: Graphic Novel Stage - Free Comic Book Day at the Library Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/13017 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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