ALA Annual 2023 Schedule

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ALA Annual 2023 is going to be packed with so much fun–check out our full schedule to meet Macmillan authors and visit us in booth #2911 to hear about upcoming books!

Friday 6/23

6:00pm | Tochi Onyebuchi / GOLIATH booth signing

Saturday 6/24

9:30am | P. Djèlí Clark / A MASTER OF DJINN and ABENI’S SONG booth signing

9:30am-10:20am | BOO! – Horror in Middle Grade & Young Adult Literature

11:00am-12:00pm | Colonies in SF/F: Exploring Brave New Worlds and Oppressive Conquerors

  • Hilton Chicago, International South
  • Star Trek used mining colonies to stand in for the human drive for exploration. But what happens when people are already there. With the human history of oppression running hand in hand with colonialism, how do we address the sanctity of existing civilization and our basic quest to see what is out there. Science fiction and fantasy create spaces where we can explore these topics and build empathy. Using this framework, we will discuss upcoming novels that will speak to collection development and Reader’s Advisory.
  • Featuring Annalee Newitz / THE TERRAFORMERS, P. Djèlí Clark / ABENI’S SONG, Tochi Onyebuchi / GOLIATH, and Edward Ashton / ANTIMATTER BLUES

11:00am | Rita Woods / THE LAST DREAMWALKER and REMEMBRANCE booth signing

1:00pm | Rowan Beaird / THE DIVORCEES booth signing

2:00pm | Annalee Newitz / THE TERRAFORMERS booth signing

3:00pm | Edward Ashton / ANTIMATTER BLUES booth signing

4:00-5:00pm | ALMA/LibraryReads Panel: Feel-Good Reads

5:30-7:30pm | UFL presents The Laugh’s on Us

  • Hyatt Regency McCormick, Jackson Park ABCD
  • Laugh out loud at this wine-and-cheese event featuring several humor writers/comedians.
  • Featuring Jamie Loftus / RAW DOG
  • More info on ticketed events know more

Sunday 6/25

9:00-10:30am | YA Author Coffee Klatch

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM | Macmillan Publishers Adult + YA Book Buzz

  • Exhibit Hall, Book Buzz Theater

10:00am | Julia Fine / MADDALENA AND THE DARK booth signing

11:00am | Mark Oshiro / INTO THE LIGHT booth signing

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Friends & Fiction Live!

  • How 4 NYT Bestselling Authors turned Pandemic Fear into a thriving online community supporting readers, writers, libraries and bookstores!
  • McCormick Place, W185bc
  • Featuring Mary Kay Andrews / BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS

11:30am-12:20pm | Mystery, Suspense, Thrills panel

  • Four acclaimed Young Adult authors discuss their adventurous forthcoming titles!
  • PopTop Stage (end of 1600 aisle)
  • Featuring Melissa Albert / THE BAD ONES

12:00-12:50pm | Mary Kay Andrews / THE HOMEWRECKERS post-panel signing

  • Author Autographing Area, Aisle #5

12:00pm | Edward Underhill / ALWAYS THE ALMOST booth signing

12:30-1:20pm | Melissa Albert / THE BAD ONES signing

  • Author Autographing Area, Aisle #4

1:00-2:00pm | Beyond the Mic: A Conversation about Diversity in Audiobooks

  • Join Booklist as we talk with audiobook narrators, book experts, and audio publisher professionals about everything from representation in audiobooks to changing trends that make this an accessible format for readers.
  • Featuring Kirt Graves, narrator of UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR by TJ Klune

2:00pm | Mary Kay Andrews / BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS booth signing

2:30-3:30 | UFL Presents It’s a Mystery to Me panel

2:30 – 3:30pm | Advancing Social Justice With Young Adult Literature

3:00pm | Elizabeth Kilcoyne / WAKE THE BONES booth signing

Monday 6/26

10:00-11:30am | Morris Awards Ceremony

10:30-11:20am | We’re All In This Together: Building Community for Teen Readers

  • PopTop Stage (end of 1600 aisle)
  • Kristin Cast / HEX YOU, Pintip Dunn, and Rektok Ross discuss how authors reach and interact with teen readers on social media and provide them with a community of fellow book lovers.

2:00-4:00pm | UFL Presents the Gala Author Tea

  • Hyatt Regency McCormick, Grant Park ABCD
  • Enjoy tea and treats while hearing from bestselling writers about their forthcoming titles.
  • Featuring Denene Millner / ONE BLOOD
  • More info on ticketed events know more

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