Full schedule forthcoming, but check out all of the details here: http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/index.html
Thursday, October 4
· 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Disney Publishing Presents: What’s new and upcoming from Disney Publishing
Location: Celeste Auditorium
Disney Publishing Participants: Emily Meehan and Dina Sherman
Q&A with upcoming authors – Christina Lynn Herman (The Devouring Gray), Carlos Hernandez (Sal & Gabby Break the Universe), Lorraine Clink (Powers of a Girl), Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (The Adventurers Guild), Molly Brooks (Sanity & Tallulah), Justina Ireland (Star Wars: Flight of The Falcon: Lando’s Luck)
Friday, October 5
· 3:00 PM– 4:00 PM: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Location: Javits Panel Room 1A10 (350 people)
· 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Disney Publishing Booth
Saturday, October 6
· 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Disney-Lucasfilm Presents: A Celebration of Female Writers in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Location: Shop Studios (Capacity 350)
Mur Lafferty (Solo Novelization), Katie Cook (Search Your Feelings), Justina Ireland (Lando’s Luck), Amy Ratcliff (Women of the Galaxy), and Delilah Dawson
2 PM: YA For Today
Our panel of Young Adult novelists talk about what makes a good YA novel, and the ways they reward their readers, adult or teen. Discover your new favorite author and your new favorite book. With Kosoko Jackson, Vera Brook, Gwendolyn Clare, Zoraida Córdova, and Andrea Tang
3 PM: Afrofuturism: Black Panther, Janelle Monae, and the Spaces In Between
The Afrofuturism of Black Panther is the culmination of years of literary works by Black authors that imagined a future in which Blackness was valued and exalted. On this panel, authors will discuss how the impact of Black Panther and reimagining Blackness in literature can forge new grounds for the stories of the future. With Bill Campbell, Kosoko Jackson, Irette Y. Patterson, and L. Penelope.
4 PM: Signing in the Science Fiction Writers of America tent.
New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), Hugo-nominated author Mark Oshiro (Anger Is a Gift), and acclaimed author Sara Farizan (Here to Stay) dismantle power structures in this important conversation about the journeys of their intersectional characters navigating racism, Islamophobia, and toxic masculinity. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely (Tradition).
Check out the event here at the link!
I'll be at ALA! Look for me at the following events:
Saturday, June 23rd
- 7:00-9:00am HarperCollins Children’s Books Breakfast
Le Meridien New Orleans
- 3:00-3:50pm Pop Top Stage: Teen Voices Lead the Way
Authors: Angie Thomas, Justina Ireland, Tahereh Mafi, Elana Arnold
ALA show floor, Pop Top Stage
Sunday, June 24th:
- 7:00-9:30am Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast
Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom
- 12:30-1:30pm HarperCollins Children’s Books Booth Signing (Booth #3330)
Join us for a conversation with three talented young adult authors.
Dhonielle Clayton is the COO of We Need Diverse Books non-profit and author of The Belles, an original fantasy set in a lavish world.
Zoraida Córdova award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost, created Bruja Born, the much-anticipated companion novel about a mythical bruja, or healer, facing an impossible task in NYC.
Justina Ireland's newest novel, Dread Nation, is an alternate history of the American Civil War with a zombie twist. Trained at Miss Preston’s School of Combat for Negro Girls, Jane uncovers a plot that may bring her world crashing down.
Join us for a reception from 5:30-6pm with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion lead by Lawrence author, Tessa Gratton. Books available from the Friends of the Library for purchase and autographs after the event. Registration is preferred but not required. Register online or call 913.826.4600.
Join us for an evening with authors Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, Justina Ireland, Julie Murphy and Aminah Mae Safi as they discuss their latest books! Audience Q&A, book sales, and author signing follow. For all ages.
South Irving Library Program Room
601 Schulze Dr.
Irving, TX 75060
Epic authors! Epic giveaways! Epic books!
Come out for the Epic Reads tour in Astoria NY, Philadelphia PA, and Washington DC!
June 5th - East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
June 6th - Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Boulevard
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
June 7th - The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St
Astoria, NY 11106
Come talk about Dread Nation at St. Catherine's University, with a signing to follow.
Stop by and get a copy of Dread Nation signed! Say hi! I'll bring snacks!
Girl Bosses (MG/YA) with Becky Albertalli, Ally Carter, Marley Dias, Jennifer Mathieu, Shivaun Plozza; moderated by Kate Sowa
Epic Reads Event with Elizabeth Acevedo, Robin Benway, Cinda Williams Chima, Jeramey Kraatz, Angie Thomas
Final Fantasy (YA) with Renée Ahdieh, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cinda Williams Chima, Cindy Pon; moderated by Brendan Reichs
Title: Join the Rebellion: Kickass Heroines Shake-up the Status Quo
Description: Engrossing stories, fully-realized fantasy worlds…and the bad ass female characters that inhabit them. Join a panel of authors for a lively discussion of resistance, rebellion and female characters who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Featuring Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Promise of Shadows), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Christina Henry (The Mermaid, The Black Wings Series) and Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Sorrow, Vessel).
Time: 1:30 – 2:30
Autographing Time: 3:00 – 4:00
Speakers: Justina Ireland, Rebecca Ross, Christina Henry, Sarah Beth Durst.