Library Journal Evening of Dialog Nashville

Library Journal Evening of Dialog, February 26, 2020
Nashville Public Library Main Branch
615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219

 


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Come join LJ for cocktails, light refreshments, and great conversation with a dozen notable authors, who will be interviewed by Barbara Hoffert, Prepub Alert Editor, LJ, about their forthcoming titles. Signings will follow, with plenty of opportunities for attendees to meet and greet the authors and grab their latest advanced reading copies/galleys. This is a free event for library professionals with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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LJ Evening of Dialog is designed for librarians, educators, and library students. If you have any questions, email us at ljevents@mediasourceinc.com

 

6:30-7:00 PM | GUEST ARRIVAL/RECEPTION
 

7:00-7:30 PM | PANEL 1: FICTION 1

Debut author Ashley Blooms’s ten-year-old Misty survives life in an Appalachian holler. Acclaimed second-timer Lauren Francis-Sharma’s heroine must tell her son about her family’s struggles in late 1700s Trinidad. Internationally best-selling crossover author Ruta Sepetys relates the travails of two young people navigating Franco’s Spain. And Alex/Shirley Jackson award winner Kevin Wilson introduces us to two children who burst into flames when upset. Four top-notch authors offer grownup stories embracing young characters.

Ashley BloomsEvery Bone a Prayer, Sourcebooks Landmark: Sourcebooks
Lauren Francis-SharmaBook of the Little Axe, Grove Atlantic Monthly: Grove Atlantic: Ingram
Ruta Sepetys; The Fountains of Silence, Philomel, Penguin Young Readers
Kevin Wilson; Nothing To See Her, Ecco: HarperCollins
 

7:30-8:00 | PM PANEL 2: NONFICTION

Dr. François S. Clemmons of Mister Rogers fame talks about his life. Bittersweet novelist Stephanie Danler limns the burdens of being raised by addict parents and returning “home” to California after a decade to wrestle with their continuing squalor and her own. Award-winning University of Washington astronomer Emily Levesque reports on the accomplishments of the thinning crowd of scientists who continue studying the stars. And California surfer/swimmer Bonnie Tsui, a New York Times contributor, explains the lure of splashing about in the water. New voices in nonfiction that range far and wide. 

Dr. François S. ClemmonsOfficer Clemmons: A Memoir, Catapult: Ingram
Stephanie DanlerStray: A Memoir, Knopf: Penguin Random House 
Emily Levesque; The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, Sourcebooks 
Bonnie Tsui; Why We Swim, Algonquin: Workman
 

8:00-8:30 PM | PANEL 3: FICTION 2

Debuter Alexandria Bellefleur offers an #OwnVoices queer romance about two astrologically incompatible women. Bookman’s Tale author Charlie Lovett introduces a debut novelist eager to untangle a mystery behind his favorite children’s series. And the New York Times best-selling M.O. Walsh dreams up a machine that can tell users their life’s true potential, which really disrupts a small Louisiana town. Popular fiction that can take you in new directions.

Alexandria BellefleurWritten in the Stars, Avon: HarperCollins 
Charlie LovettEscaping Dreamland, Blackstone Publishing
M.O. Walsh, The Big Door Prize, G.P. Putnam’s Sons: Penguin Random House 
 

8:30 PM AUTHOR SIGNINGS

Hosted By

 

 

Barbara Hoffert

 

 

Speakers

 

 

Alexandria Bellefleur, WRITTEN IN THE STARS

 

Ashley Blooms, EVERY BONE A PRAYER

 

Dr. François Clemmons, OFFICER CLEMMONS: A MEMOIR

 

Stephanie Danler, STRAY: A Memoir

 

Emily Levesque, THE LAST STARGAZERS

 

Charlie Lovett, ESCAPING DREAMLAND: A NOVEL

 

Ruta Sepetys, FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE

 

Lauren Francis-Sharma, THE BOOK OF LITTLE AXE

 

Brad Thor, BACKLASH

 

Bonnie Tsui, WHY WE SWIM

 

M.O. Walsh, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE

  

Kevin Wilson, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

Penguin Young Readers Group

 

 


 


 
   
     
     
     
     

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