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Annual Convention Tuesday Morning Highlights

 | Apr 30, 2012

This highlight list for the morning of Tuesday, May 1, features 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. 

8:30 a.m. 

Tuesday morning's events begin at 8:30 a.m. with the general session featuring Steven Layne and Ron Clark in room W375CD. Immediately following the general session, Clark signs copies of his book The End of the Molasses Classes

9:00 a.m. 

Many sessions and workshops begin at 9:00 a.m., including Research Invited Speaker Peter Afflerbach in room W190AB. The Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 a.m. Brod Bagert (Booth #2139) and Annie Crawley (Booth #1548) sign books in the exhibit hall all day. The IRA Member Booth (#2247) offers a membership benefits introduction presentation starting at 9:00 a.m., and the following book signings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.: Douglas Fisher (IRA Bookstore #2247), Diane Lapp (IRA Bookstore #2247), Michael Shoulders (Booth #2117), Emily Ecton (Booth #1740), Charles Fuhrken (Booth #1640), Leslie Margolis (Booth #2342), Kate Messner (Booth #2342), Lauren Tarshis (Booth #1255), Jerry Pallotta (Booth #1524), and Henry Winkler (Booth #1314). Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings.

9:30 a.m.

Valerie Ellery (IRA Bookstore Booth #2247), Jennifer Rosenboom (IRA Bookstore Booth #2247), R.L. Stine (Booth #1142), Laurie Lawlor (Booth #1940), and Peter H. Reynolds (Booth #1255) begin signing books at 9:30 a.m. Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings.

10:00 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. enjoy a coffee break, sponsored by sponsored by Thinkfinity | VerizonFoundation, at the IRA Membership Booth (Hall F2, across from the Registration area). Stay for the IRA Journals Overview + Online Navigation presentation starting at 10:00 a.m. 

These book signings begin at 10:00 a.m.: Kathryn Lasky (Booth #1255), Katherine Phillips (Booth #1314), R.L. Stine (Booth #1255), Beverly Tyner (IRA Bookstore Booth #2247), Maria Walther (Booth #1314), Caroline Arnold (Booth #1255), Nicki Clausen-Grace (Booth #929), Sneed B. Collard III (Booth #1544), Matt de la Peña (Booth #1420), Deborah Ellis (Booth #1332), Mem Fox (Booth #2611), Adam Gidwitz (Booth #1255), Geoffrey Hayes (Booth #1026), Michelle Kelley (Booth #929), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Booth #1142), Kate Messner (Booth #1640), Stuart J. Murphy (Booth #2911), David L. Harrison (Booth #1542), and Eric Ode (Booth #1630). Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings.

10:30 a.m.

The Teaching Edge series features Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey at 10:30 a.m. in room W365B. 

At 10:30 a.m., these authors are signing books: Jennifer L. Altieri (IRA Bookstore #2247), Ray Coutu (Booth #1314), Ruth Culham (Booth #1314), Annie Barrows (Booth #1255), Susan Stevens Crummel (Booth #1940), Irene Fountas (Booth #2725), Trudy Ludwig (Booth #1436), Erin O’Rourke (Booth #835), Gay Su Pinnell (Booth #2725), and Janet Stevens (Booth #1940). At 10:45 a.m. Richard Michelson (Booth #2411) has a book signing. Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings.

11:00 a.m.

Invited Speaker Valerie Ellery presents at 11:00 a.m. in room 190AB, and the Multicultural Author Panel with Charles Smith, Jr., Robert Renteria, Greg Neri, and Andrea Cheng begins at 11:00 a.m. in room 183A. 

Matt de la Peña (Booth #1255), Kathleen Kopp (Booth #929), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Booth #1255), Tom Lichtenheld (Booth #1740), Kevin O’Malley (Booth #2342), and Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Booth #1740) sign books starting at 11:00 a.m. Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings. 

Also at 11:00 p.m., the IRA Membership Booth (Hall F2, across from the Registration area) offers a membership benefits introduction presentation. 

11:30 a.m. 

Stop by the IRA Membership Booth (Hall F2, across from the Registration area) at 11:30 a.m. for a free popcorn break! Stay for the Engage and Members-Only Resources Q&A from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 

The following authors are signing books at 11:30 a.m.: Jan Burkins (IRA Bookstore Booth #2247), Matthew Cordell (Booth #2611), Rebecca Lamb (Booth #1314), Caroline Arnold (Booth #1544), Jim Benton (Booth #1314), Kathryn Lasky (Booth #1314), and R.L. Stine (Booth #1314). At 11:45 a.m. Trinka Hakes Noble signs books (Booth #2411). Visit the Guide to the Stars for more information on book signings. 

Reminders 

Event times and locations are subject to change. Remember to "like" the 57th Annual Convention, Chicago 2012 on Facebook and "follow" ReadingToday and the #IRA2012 hashtag on Twitter to see posts and updates throughout the day! 

Check Reading Today Online after 7:00 a.m. tomorrow for the Tuesday afternoon overview! 

 

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