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11:30 a.m. - Noon

Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice Award
Honoring Hate List
By Jennifer Brown
With Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, Presiding
Location: State Library of Louisiana Seminar Center

Book Talks

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Bitter End (Jennifer Brown)
Location: State Library of Louisiana Seminar Center

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Broken Illusions: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel (Ellie James)
Location: State Library of Louisiana Seminar Center

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Sade's Secret (Sweet 16 Series) (Shelia M. Goss writing as Sparkle)
Location: State Library of Louisiana Capitol View Room


10:45 a.m. - Noon

Independently Published Authors Panel
Ron Gauthier moderates this panel featuring several independently published authors from several different genres. In Young Adult: Margaret Simon's Blessen
Location: House Committee Room 3

1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Reading is Not Optional: A Conversation with the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Ambassador Walter Dean Myers, first recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, with John Corey Whaley, current Printz Award winning author, moderating
Location: Senate Chamber

3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where Things Come Back
John Corey Whaley, winner of both the American Library Association's 2012 Michael L. Printz Award and ALA's William C. Morris Award, with Stephanie Wilkes, Young Adult Coordinator for Ouachita Parish Public Library, moderating
Location: State Library of Louisiana Seminar Center

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Published by Twelve:
Young Louisiana Authors Dazzle Publishers
Many Louisiana youth and teens write and dream of being published. However, teens who write are often unaware of the myriad opportunities available for getting their work published. This session, which is presented by the Louisiana State Museum, features some of Louisiana's successful young authors in a panel discussion of topics related to youth/teen writing, including sources of inspiration and motivation, youth writing and academic success and experiences with the publishing process.
Location: State Library of Louisiana Seminar Center