Author Event Sessions

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Monday, February 2 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event Hilton Chicago
Williford Room
Description :

Don’t miss this traditional event. Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow.

Cost :
$55 (United for Libraries members); $60 all others; $65 on site

Saturday, January 31 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Noche de Cuentos (REFORMA) Author Event, Social event Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand D North
Description :

Join us for REFORMA's signature program, Noche de Cuentos: A Magical Evening of Tales. It'll be a fun-filled night with good stories and great company! Enjoy performances celebrating the richness of diversity in heritage and culture by renowned Latino authors and storytellers.

This event will support the REFORMA Children in Crisis project through a fundraiser everyone can participate in!
For more information, please visit: http://nochedecuentos.org/ and http://refugeechildren.wix.com/refugee-children

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Unofficial Event
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meg Cabot (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

Royal Wedding
Princess Mia plans to marry long-time love, Michael, but a royal scandal could ruin everything!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brianna DuMount (Skyhorse Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Famous Phonies
Nonfiction middle grade book uncovers the fake lives of 12 history-changers.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Wylde Scott (Wylde Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4919
Description :

The Possible Police
Join Wylde Scott as he takes you into his boundless imagination and inspires children to dream.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 11:00am

11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Costello (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Losing in Gainesville
This comedic slacker novel tracks a community of regular dudes losing in every sense of the word.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 6:30am

6:30am - 7:30am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W181
Description :

Internationally renowned intellectual Dr. Cornel West keynotes the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, a professor, recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees, and author of many important books including Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He appears frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Democracy Now, CNN, C-SPAN, and other national and international media. Dr. West’s participation is sponsored by Beacon Press.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration commemorates Dr. King's legacy and recognizes the connection between his life's work and the library world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniela Olszewska (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Citizen J
Poems where Olszewska's everywoman hero moves across a landscape that is surreal & contradictory.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robin Newman & Deborah Zemke (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake
Miss Rabbit's carrot cake has disappeared. Whodunnit? Two mouse detectives are on the case.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jen Calonita (Sourcebooks) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4317
Description :

Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked
Get a glimpse into a reform school for Enchantasia’s most wicked in this twisted fairy tale series.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Angie Spady (Thomas Nelson) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4630
Description :

Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail
A dinosaur dig,a search for a lost ring, will take readers on an adventure with Channing O'Banning!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mike Grosso (Egmont USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4730
Description :

I Am Drums
An anthem for band geeks: All eleven-year-old Samantha Morris dreams about is playing the drums.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Two
The ebb and flow of young friendships, plus a subtle intro to the concept of odd and even numbers.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Diane Reeves & Cheryl Barnes (Regnery Kids) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5023
Description :

Where Did You Go, Charlie Brown?
The Peanuts gang explores the outdoor reenacting feats of great explorers.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Paula Hawkins (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

The Girl on the Train
An electrifying debut about a woman whose life changes as she becomes involved in a murder mystery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Nadia Hashimi (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

When the Moon is Low
A story chronicling one brave Afghan woman’s odyssey to save her family and find asylum in the West.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Stacey Ballis (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Recipe for Disaster
The latest scrumptious “foodie fiction” novel from the author of OUT TO LUNCH.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Courtney Walsh (Tyndale House Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3928
Description :

Paper Hearts
Will the string of paper hearts in Abigail's store confirm her doubts about love or rescue dreams?

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4515
Description :

Shades of Milk and Honey
Precisely the sort of tale we would expect from Jane Austen... if she had been a fantasy writer.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jory John (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

The Terrible Two
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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