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ALA Annual 2017 – Sunday Events

Good morning, Chicago! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen, Flatiron Books YA, Wednesday Books) booth #2714!

Literary Tastes Breakfast with Gregg Hurwitz
8:00-10:00am
Hyatt Regency McCormick | Prairie Room
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Join Gregg Hurwitz (ORPHAN X) as he discusses his work and the craft of writing at this RUSA-sponsored panel. Light refreshments will be served, followed by a book signing.

YA Author Coffee Klatch
9:00-10:00am
McCormick Place | Room S105
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Ticketed event, space is limited

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors, including Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL), Candace Ganger (THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH), Melissa Albert (THE HAZEL WOOD), and Scott Stambach (THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO)! This informal coffee klatch provides an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA’s five literary awards. Librarians will stay seated while authors rotate to different tables to talk about their books.

Onsite tickets are $30. Details and purchasing information available here.

2017 Alex Awards Panel with Scott Stambach
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Room W179A
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The 2017 Alex Award winners—what they are and how to sell them to young adults—are highlighted in this panel presentation, including Scott Stambach (THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO). The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist.

In-booth signing with Meredith Russo & Melissa Albert
10:45-11:30am
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Meredith Russo and Melissa Albert will sign complimentary copies of their YA novels, IF I WAS YOUR GIRL and THE HAZEL WOOD.

The Laugh’s On Us! with Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
5:30-7:30pm
Hilton Chicago | International South
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Ticketed event, space is limited

Sponsored by United for Libraries and emceed by Paula Poundstone, this panel of humorous writers includes New York Times bestselling mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella (I NEED A LIFEGUARD EVERYWHERE BUT THE POOL). Wine and cheese platters are included with your ticket along with free books signed by the authors.

Onsite tickets are $65. Details and purchasing information available here

One of the #ALALeftBehind? No worries! Follow the action on Twitter via #alaac17.

 

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