Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Leah Eskin (Perseus Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 640
Description :

Slices of Life chronicles the ordinary but delicious life of one award-winning food columnist, all in 200 vignettes with 200 recipes.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Amato (Egmont USA) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 843
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ramsey Beyer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Zest Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 609
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sharon Kay Penman & Beverly Swirling (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life’s harsh truths as she finds her real power.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass is an all-too-realistic novel by Medina that portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yvette Manessis Corporon (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

When the Cypress Whispers
A richly-told debut novel of one woman’s journey to her grandmother’s home in Greece, where the past and present collide and a fateful decision must be made.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
PopTop Stage - Janet Mock Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Janet Mock
Janet Mock is a writer and activist, lauded by the Center for American Progress, Women’s Media Center, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University and has appeared on NPR, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, and HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com.
Sponsored By: Simon and Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Maria Del Mar Sacasa Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

What's Cooking @ ALA - Maria Del Mar Sacasa
A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, María del Mar Sacasa has worked for Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, and Cook's Country; her clients include Au Bon Pain, Bailey's, Bon Appétit, Keurig, KitchenAid, Macy's, McDonald's, and Woman's Day. She writes for Serious Eats, and blogs at High Heels & Frijoles.
Sponsored By: Random House

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anne Westrick (Library of Virginia Shop) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1068
Description :

Brotherhood by Anne Westrick is a powerful and unflinching story of a family caught in the period of Reconstruction. Westrick provides a glimpse into the enormous social and political upheaval of the time.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Catch the Abrams/Amulet Middle-Grade Buzz: 15 Questions in 15 Minutes Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Did you ever wonder what your favorite author’s favorite ____ is? Join us to find out! In the spotlight will be: Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, QwikPick Society), Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Lisa Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green, Welcome to Dog Beach), and Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers). Who knows what will happen when Jason Wells, Executive Director of Marketing and Publicity, asks 15 probing questions in this lightning round of author intrigue!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Catch the Abrams/Amulet Middle-Grade Buzz: 15 Questions in 15 Minutes Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Did you ever wonder what your favorite author’s favorite ____ is? Join us to find out! In the spotlight will be: Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, QwikPick Society), Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Lisa Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green, Welcome to Dog Beach), and Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers). Who knows what will happen when Jason Wells, Executive Director of Marketing and Publicity, asks 15 probing questions in this lightning round of author intrigue!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marie Monville (Zondervan) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 737
Description :

One Light Still Shines - Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the shooter, shares her previously untold story of life after the Nickel Mines Amish Schoolhouse shooting. Her journey, while marked with piercing pain, now shines with the radiant light of Christ’s redemptive love, encouraging others to believe in the capacity for beauty from their own brokenness.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Lecture featuring Ishmael Beah Author Event, Speaker series Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR A
Description :

ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture on Saturday, January 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Beah’s first book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier has been published in over thirty languages and helped shine an international spotlight on his story and thereby on critical issues related to children and war.
At the age of twelve, Beah fled attacking rebels. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and though gentle by nature, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. His first book is seen as a tale of redemption and hope. Beah crosses over to fiction in his forthcoming novel, Radiance of Tomorrow (January 2014, Macmillan), which is already garnering rave reviews.
Ishmael Beah was born in 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Vespertine Press, LIT, Parabola, and numerous academic journals. He is a UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War; a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Advisory Committee; an advisory board member at the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; visiting scholar at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University; cofounder of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW); and president of the Ishmael Beah Foundation. He has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many panels on the effects of war on children. Time magazine named A Long Way Gone as number three on their list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2007.
Beah’s appearance is sponsored by Macmillan.
The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture series commemorates Arthur Curley’s lifelong dedication to the principles of intellectual freedom and free public access to information. A champion of the arts and of the library’s role as a center that can transform the community, Curley was director of the Boston Public Library and served as ALA president.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jonathan Auxier (ABRAMS) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Pancol & Phil Klay (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Meet authors Katherine Pancol and Phil Klay, signing copies of their books, The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles and Redeployment, at the Penguin Group booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Matthew Quick (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 631
Description :

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK

In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Listening Library Audiobook Buzz Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Join Jodie Cohen, Senior Marketing Manager and Rebecca Waugh, Executive Acquisitions Editor to get the inside scoop on Listening Library's upcoming Spring titles. Find out how audiobooks can open the world of literature to a larger audience. Get help with collection development and pick up CD samplers about erasing bullying and getting guys excited about literature. Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE audiobook.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Listening Library Audiobook Buzz Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Join Jodie Cohen, Senior Marketing Manager and Rebecca Waugh, Executive Acquisitions Editor to get the inside scoop on Listening Library's upcoming Spring titles. Find out how audiobooks can open the world of literature to a larger audience. Get help with collection development and pick up CD samplers about erasing bullying and getting guys excited about literature. Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE audiobook.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater - HarperCollins Children’s Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Get the inside scoop on upcoming children’s and YA titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater - HarperCollins Children’s Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Get the inside scoop on upcoming children’s and YA titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger (ABRAMS) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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