My ALA schedule

Where will I be during the American Library Association conference in Washington DC this week?

Friday June 25th – I’ll be hanging around the YALSA Preconference all day long, worshipping librarians and thanking them for being such an important part of the lives of teen readers.

I’ll also be speaking on the Author Panel from 1 – 2pm, along with Ellen Hopkins, Nina LaCour, David Levithan, and Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Friday night I’ll be talking about FORGE at a dinner hosted by Simon & Schuster. (There should be FORGE ARCs available at the S&S booth.) I might try to make the SCBWI party after dinner. Or I might fall asleep in the shower, as I am an early bird and ALA is a serious night-time kind of gig.

Saturday June 26th – I have an interview in the morning.

11am – 12pm –  signing at the S&S booth, #2644

2 – 3pm – signing at the Penguin booth, #2500

Saturday night I’ll be talking about all kinds of things at the Penguin dinner.

Sunday June 27th –

9 am – 10am – YALSA YA Author Coffee Klatch in room 209C of the Convention Center. Speed dating with librarians.

1- 1:30pm – I’ll be reading from FORGE at the ALA LIVE! Stage in Aisle 2600

1:30 – 2pm – signing FORGE & CHAINS after the reading. Not sure where.

Afternoon – record some PSAs for the American Librarian Association

Evening – cheer and feast at the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder dinner.

Monday – come home and weed the garden and make nice with the chickens. And kiss my husband.

Will I see you in DC?


8 Replies to “My ALA schedule”

  1. I wish!! Have you ever been to Minnesota? It’s really quite lovely in the summer…! XD Everything exciting happens in the other states!

    *avatar for your amusement*

  2. booo why do so many cool things have to be happening this weekend while I am busy working?

    Have fun in DC and I hope you survive the heat.

  3. Hi Laurie! Your Twitter friend Debbie wanted me to try and say hi to you while I’m there–I’m coming in Sunday afternoon and attending the dinner that evening–but not signing until Monday. Hope to see you. 🙂

  4. I am there!

    I plan on spending most of Saturday at ALA so hopefully I will see you at one of your signing booths!!

    Lisa Bryant–Good Reads member

  5. great to meet you!

    Hi there–
    It was so great to hear your talk and then have FORGE signed by you!
    I’m the one who said she follows you on lj and we talked a bit about writing…I’m looking forward to August and joining the 15-minutes-a-day challenge!
    Meeting you made my day today–thanks!

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