Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chris Bower (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Little Boy Needs Ride
Debut collection featuring stunning black-and-white illustrations on every page.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Peachtree Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4924
Description :

Poet
Poet follows George Horton as he becomes the first African American to be published in the South.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniel Kirk (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

The Thing About Spring
Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Beaty (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
Seriously funny Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W375b/Skyline
Description :

What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? As Arthur Curley Memorial lecturer, award winning human rights activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will talk about her belief that ordinary Muslims throughout the world want wholesale change, contrary to conventional wisdom in the West.

In her forthcoming book Heretic (March 2015), the New York Times bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad crafts a powerful call for an Islamic Reformation as the only way to end the current wave of global violence and repression of women. Courageously engaging fundamentalists on their own turf—religion itself—she boldly calls for a Muslim Reformation, interweaving her personal journey, historical parallels, and powerful examples from contemporary Islamic societies and cultures.

Born in Somalia and raised Muslim, Hirsi Ali grew up in Africa and Saudi Arabia before fleeing to the Netherlands in 1992, where she went from cleaning factories to winning a seat in the Dutch Parliament. A prominent speaker, debater, and op-ed writer, she was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and is currently a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation 2015 Midwinter Author Event & Fundraiser [$] Author Event, Reception Offsite Location
The Roosevelt University Library
Description :

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will host its 9th annual Midwinter Author Event, a wine and hors d'ouevres reception. The featured speaker will be cartoonist Jeff Smith, who also will do a booksigning after his talk. Copies of his books will be made available for an additional donation at the event.

This event is part of the #FTRF45 series of celebrations to commemorate FTRF's 45th anniversary. first in-person event to celebrate FTRF's 45th Anniversary. It is co-sponsored by Roosevelt University, with support from Scholastic.

Sponsors :
ALA
FTRF.
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$30.00 General • $25.00 FTRF members • $20.00 Student/Reduced Income

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)

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

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

Mademoiselle Chanel
A novel full of passion, tragedy, and beauty imagining the life of iconic designer Coco Chanel.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Gail Jarrow (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4915
Description :

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary
Here is the gripping story of Typhoid Mary, with four starred reviews (PW, Booklist, SLJ, Kirkus!)

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
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
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

Sunday, February 1 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Adam Selzer (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4916
Description :

Ghosts of Lincoln
A look into President Lincoln's interest in ghosts.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
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
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kathy Cannon Wiechman (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4915
Description :

Like a River: A Civil War Novel
This debut novel powerfully transports readers to the Civil War.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

Where They Found Her
A harrowing novel about a community struggling with the consequences of a devastating discovery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lori Degman & Deborah Zamke (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!
A rhyming barnyard romp. When Rooster takes a vacation, the other animals try to rouse the farmer.

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
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bibi Belford (Skyhorse Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Canned and Crushed
How much trouble can a young boy get into as he tries to help his little sister get heart surgery?

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brenda Bowen (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Enchanted August
A witty, wish-fulfilling tale of love, family, and reawakening set one August in Maine.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ilsa J. Bick (Egmont USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4730
Description :

White Space
"A combination of mystery, science fiction, and horror...Readers will devour it."—VOYA perfect 10

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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