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 - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Darlene Beck Jacobson (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Wheels of Change
Plucky 12-year-old Emily Soper faces social change and sweeping progress in 1908 Washington, DC.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

9:15am - 10:15am
Meet the Authors: Sarah Albee (National Geographic ) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4726
Description :

Why'd They Wear That
From hoop skirts and hair shirts, the history of the world is told through the lens of fashion.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

Yes, And
Long-time executives of The Second City show how the 7 elements of improv can help businesses.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: M.O. Walsh (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

My Sunshine Away
A meditation on the power of memory, set in the summer of 1989 in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ahren Hoffman (Weplay) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5034
Description :

Enhancing Storytime with Sensory Play
Drawing for the winners of the giveaways – take you winnings with you!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jen Lancaster (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Twisted Sisters
A hilarious novel about sibling rivalry, from NYT bestselling author Jen Lancaster.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
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

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: E.K. Johnston (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4622
Description :

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
Morris Award Finalist. Armed only with a sword, Owen faces impossible odds as the dragons advance.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ginger Kolbaba (Tyndale House Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3928
Description :

Old Fashioned Way
Inspired by the motion picture, Old Fashioned, be on your way to creating a love story for the ages!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: John Rafferty (Britannica Digital Learning) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Britannica's online tools, e-books, and curriculum resources
Tap into the knowledge of experts and curriculum specialists with trusted tools from Britannica.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathleen Ernest (Midnight Ink) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4916
Description :

Tradition of Deceit
A mystery set in MN and WI

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Erika T Wurth (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Crazy Horse's Girlfriend
An American-Indian teenager trapped in the Denver suburbs fights against a life she hates.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cyn Vargas (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

On the Way
From a fierce emerging writer comes a collection of stories about the heart and its many wanderings.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Heather Burch (Blink) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4529
Description :

Summer by Summer
Summer and Bray are not fond of one another, until they are forced together by a trip gone wrong.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
ERT/Booklist Author Forum Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W375b/Skyline
Description :

The always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum offers the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close at Midwinter. This year, Booklist associate editor Sarah Hunter digs into graphic novels with several of the genre’s popular authors and artists, including Cece Bell, Francoise Mouly, Jeff Smith, and Gene Luen Yang.

The Exhibits Round Table is pleased to sponsor the ERT/Booklist Author Forum as one of the many ways they collaborate with ALA staff and members to make the exhibits a dynamic part of ALA conferences. The latest books by the authors who participate in the Author Forum can be found at their publishers’ booths in the Exhibit Hall. Some authors sign copies of their latest books immediately after the ERT/Booklist Author Forum during the Exhibits Opening Reception.

Four acclaimed graphic novel authors and artists—Cece Bell, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith, and Gene Luen Yang—join Booklist Associate Editor Sarah Hunter and Eva Volin, Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library, to dig into graphic novels at the popular Author Forum.

Cece Bell has written and illustrated several books for children, including the Geisel Honor book Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. In her most recent book, El Deafo, she shares what it is like to grow up deaf. El Deafo has received starred reviews and widespread praise. Watch and hear Bell talk about the book and demonstrate the Phonic Ear in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnj5STG0SZo.
Sponsored by ABRAMS Books

Françoise Mouly is art director at The New Yorker (where she has been responsible for more than1,000 covers) and is also publisher and editorial director of TOON Books, an imprint of comics and visual narratives for young readers. She founded and coedited, with collaborator and husband Art Spiegelman, the groundbreaking comics anthology RAW, the New York Times bestselling Little Lit series, and the TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics. She has received many awards including the French Legion of Honor, the Richard Gangel Art Director Award from the Society of Illustrators, and the Eric Carle Museum Bridge Award for “sustained achievement in the realm of the illustrated book for young people.”
Sponsored by Toon Books

Cartoonist Jeff Smith was an early adopter of the graphic novel format and is best known as the creator of the comic book series BONE, started in 1991and now a New York Times bestselling series that has won numerous awards and honors including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards. He is a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, guest edited the 2013 Best American Comics anthology, and is the creator of TÜKI and RASL. His other books include Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil and 2009 Geisel Honor recipient Little Mouse Gets Ready.
Sponsored by Scholastic

Gene Luen Yang's first book, American Born Chinese, is published in more ten languages, won the Printz Award and was a National Book Award finalist. His other works include the popular comics adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the New York Times bestselling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints--also a National Book Award Finalist. The Shadow Hero, the story of the first Asian-American superhero, is Yang’s most recent graphic novel. His next book, Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes, Fall 2015), is about kids and computers, plus a mystery.
Sponsored by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Alice Waters and the Trip Delicious
A lively biography that chronicles the foodie/chef's life and her work at the Edible Schoolyard.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bea Marie Helliwell (Coco Palm Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4920
Description :

The Shape People
A fun learning book about friendship, diversity and fitting in with colorful illustrations.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Lisa T Bergren (Blink) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4529
Description :

Remnants: Season of Fire
The Remnants must travel to Italy and find a way to fight as one before it is too late.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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