June 22-27, 2017: American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference: Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 24:
9:15 – 10:00 am: Strong Female Voices in Publishing for MG and YA: (PopTop stage, Convention Exhibit Hall) Hear from four strong female voices in middle-grade and young adult publishing—authors Hena Khan, Christa Desir, Sandhya Menon, and Amy Reed. Panel moderated by Liesa Abrams, VP, Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
10:15-11:00 am: Crafting Kid-Lit Anthologies (PopTop stage, Convention Exhibit Hall): YA author and literary agent Eric Smith (author of Inked, Bloomsbury and Welcome Home, Flux) and celebrated book blogger and author Kelly Jensen (editor for Book Riot, author of the anthology Feminism for the Real World), will lead a discussion about the challenges of putting together an anthology with multiple writers across genres. They will be joined by YA author Amy Reed (Our Stories, Our Voices, Simon Pulse), author Kate Watson (Seeking Mansfield and contributor to Welcome Home, Flux) and author and Scholastic rep Preeti Chibber (contributor to Legendary, Greenwillow).
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: YALSA Teen Pizza Party (Hilton Hotel, Williford A Room).
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Book signing in the Simon & Schuster booth #3020
9:00 – 11:00 pm: Simon & Schuster Dessert party (Palmer House Hilton, Adams Room)
Sunday, June 25:
8:30 – 10:30 am: YALSA YA Author Coffee Klatch (McCormick Place convention center, S105)
7:00pm: THE NOWHERE GIRLS Book Release! Reading and Q&A
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC)
THE NOWHERE GIRLS will be available everywhere on October 10! You can also pre-order now wherever books are sold.
Southern Festival of Books (Event date and time TBA)
War Memorial Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2017 Annual Convention (Event date and time TBA)
America’s Center Convention Complex, Saint Louis, Missouri