This final list of highlights feature Wednesday afternoon events gathered from the online program grid, Guide to the Stars, and more! Visit the online program grid's event search or the interactive digital version of the program for a full list of sessions and more details.
The final hours of the International Reading Association 57th Annual Convention begin with the Book and Author Luncheon with Christopher Paul Curtis at noon in room W375A.
Also at noon, authors Jay Asher (Booth #1726) and Heather Brewer (Booth #1726) sign books.
Authors Debbie Shoulders (Booth #2411), Michael Shoulders (Booth #2411), Marc Tyler Nobleman (Booth #1314), and Colleen AF Venable (Booth #1035) have book signings. Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings.
Many sessions begin at 1:00 p.m., including invited speaker Janet Allen in room 190AB and "The 2 Sisters" Gail Boushey and Joan Moser's Teaching Edge session in room 375B.
The following authors offer book signings at 1:00 p.m.: Geoffrey Hayes (Booth #1255), Don Tate (Booth #1544), Laurie L. Knowlton (Booth #1630), and Jerry Pallotta (Booth #1524).
Stop by the IRA Membership Booth (Hall F2, across from the Registration area) for a coffee break, sponsored by Thinkfinity | VerizonFoundation.
Book signings by authors Brad Herzog (Booth #2411) and Siobhan Vivian (Booth #1255) are scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
The closing general session begins at 2:30 p.m. with an author panel that includes Esmé Raji Codell, Laura Numeroff, Linda Sue Park, and Rita Williams-Garcia in room 375DE. Logical Choice will broadcast this event via live internet feed by from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Immediately following the closing general session Esmé Raji Codell will sign books in room 375DE.
At 2:45 p.m., Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (Booth #1640) have a book signing. The Exhibit Hall closes at 3:30 p.m.
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Program Grid with Details about Speakers and Sessions
Program Grid Event Search Tool
Itinerary Planner Tool
Interactive Digital Version of the Program
Annual Convention Guide to the Stars Book Signing Schedule
List of Author Sessions PDF from Engage
More About the Annual Convention
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