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Page 2 • Cognotes 2010 D.C. Preview E-dition • WASHINGTON Auditorium Speaker Series Features Great Names, Great Titles NANCY PEARL WITH MARY MC DONAGH MURPHY Saturday, June 26 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story, co-authored with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, is a dual memoir set against the backdrops of Greece and France, chronicling Sue and Ann’s travels together, as they undertake a journey to redefine themselves and rediscover each other. Ann Kidd Taylor is a graduate of Columbia College in South Carolina. She has published articles and essays in Skirt! magazine in Charleston, SC, where she worked for two years after college as an editorial assistant. Sponsored by Penguin Group USA 50,000 people have participated in StoryCorps, many of whom have come as a part of special initiatives to reach underrepresented voices. StoryCorps was honored with a rare institutional award at the 66th Annual Peabody Awards in 2007. Established in 2003 and based in Brooklyn, StoryCorps hopes to build upon that work and break new ground to create a new American oral history archive. Dave Isay StoryCorps interviews air weekly on NPR and can also be heard at the StoryCorps website. Copies of all interviews are placed in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Isay is also the author or editor of four books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including Listening Is an Act of Love, a New York Times bestseller. His new book, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, will be published by the Penguin Press in April. Sponsored by American Libraries University of Virginia. He originally entered law school with the intention of practicing law for 10 years in order to make a lot of money before retiring to do what he really wanted — create puzzles. Shortz is the founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the founder and director of the World Puzzle Championship and the co-founder of the World Puzzle Federation. Shortz was also the riddle writer for “Batman Forever.” In addition to editing the weekday and Sunday puzzles for the Times, Shortz is the author or editor of more than 200 puzzle books. Recently, Shortz was the subject of the feature documentary film “Wordplay” in 2006. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird (July 11, 2010), an American classic, Nancy Pearl will interview Mary McDonagh Murphy, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and author of the upcoming book, Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird. Pearl speaks about the pleasures of readNancy Pearl ing to library and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on NPR’s Morning Edition. Pearl is the author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest; Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason; and More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, all published by Sasquatch Books. Sponsored by HarperCollins Ann Kidd Taylor and Sue Monk Kidd (photo by Scott Taylor) Sue Monk Kidd grew up in the tiny town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel The Secret Life of Bees. Her novel, The Mermaid Chair, explores themes of midlife marriage and selfawakening, and was a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 Quill Award for General Fiction. Her newest book, Traveling with SUE MONK KIDD AND ANN KIDD TAYLOR Saturday, June 26 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This August, the Duchess will launch a new children’s book series with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. called Helping Hand books. The Duchess is the author of many children’s books, includSarah, the ing The New Duchess of York York Times bestselling Tea for Ruby, a five book children’s series about the adventures of Little Red and the Budgie, The Little Helicopter series. She has also written books for adults,including What I Know Now: Lessons Learned The Hard Way, Travels with Queen Victoria and Victoria and Albert: Family Life at Osborne House. In 1993 the Duchess founded ‘Children in Crisis’ to provide education and support for children in the world’s poorest and most conflicted countries. The Duchess is the co-producer of the film, “The Young Victoria,” which was released in the U.S. in December 2009. She served as U.S. spokesperson for Weight Watchers International Inc. and wrote several books with them, including Dining with The Duchess: How to Make Everyday Meals a Special Occasion, Dieting With The Duchess: Secrets and Sensible Advice for a Great Body and Win the Weight Game: Successful Strategies for Living Well. The Duchess was also a founding supporter of The American Cancer Society’s “Great American Weigh In,” an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of the link between excess weight and cancer. She was also a voluntary spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Sponsored by Sterling Publishing SARAH, DUCHESS OF YORK Sunday, June 27 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PL A PRESIDENT’S PROGRAM WILL SHORTZ Sunday, June 27 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. What’s an enigmatologist? It’s Will Shortz, the only academically accredited puzzle master in the world. He designed his own major program at Indiana University, which in 1974 led to his one-ofa-kind degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles. Shortz has been the puzzle master Will Shortz for NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” since the program’s start in 1987, crossword editor of The New York Times, editor of Games magazine for 15 years, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Shortz received a law degree from the David Small was born and raised in Detroit. In school he became known as “the kid who could draw good,” but Small never considered a career in art because it was so easy for him. At 21, after many years of writing plays, David took the advice of a friend who informed him that the David Small doodles he made (Photo by Simon Trice) on the telephone pad were better than anything he had ever written. He switched his major to Art and never looked back. After getting his MFA at the Yale Graduate School of Art, Small taught art for many years on the college level, ran a film series and made satirical sketches for campus newspapers. He wrote and illustrated a picture book, Eulalie and the Hopping Head, which was published in 1981. His drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Times. A learn-asyou-go illustrator, David’s books have been translated into several languages, made into animated films and musicals, and have won many of the top awards accorded to illustration, including the 1997 Caldecott Honor and The » see page 8 GRAPHIC NOVEL PANEL FEATURING DAVID SMALL AND OTHER AUTHORS Monday, June 28 10:30 –11:30 a.m. CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the Annual Conference. DAVE ISAY Sunday, June 27 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Exhibits Only, Exhibits Plus and Exhibits Supreme Registration Options Offered n Exhibits Only badge is $25 and is good for all four days of the exhibits (Friday-Monday) only. The Exhibits Plus badge is $35, and includes all four days of the exhibits, plus the Opening General Session. The Exhibits Supreme badge is $75, and includes the above, plus the ALA President’s Program, Closing Session, and the Auditorium Speaker Series. Exhibits Only, Plus and Supreme badges will be available for advance registration, as well as for purchase on site. No refunds for Exhibits Only, Plus or Supreme registration. Click here to register now! Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project that honors and celebrates the lives of everyday people through listening. In spirit and in scope, StoryCorps models itself after the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930s, which recorded oral history interviews across the country. To date, more than A,_Duchess_of_York

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ALA Cognotes D.C. Preview Issue 2010

ALA Cognotes D.C. Preview Issue 2010
See the Latest on the Floor: ALA's Exhibits Pavilions Return
Washington D.C. Conference to Feature More Sessions, Opportunity than Ever Before
Toni Morrison to be Featured at Opening General Session
Audirorium Speaker Series Features Great Names, Great Titles
Exhibitor List and Floor Plan
Visiting the Exhibits - A "Must-Do" for a Complete Conference Experience
ALA President's Program Features Eppo van Nispen Tot Sevenaer
Child Care and Camp ALA
Sixth Annual Book Cart Drill Team World Championship
2010 Descriptions of Tracks and Subtracks
Exhibits Closing Reception

ALA Cognotes D.C. Preview Issue 2010