Authors for ALAN Workshop 2009

The ALAN Workshop, the Greatest YA Show on Earth, will be held in Philadelphia this November. To whet your appetites, I’ve copied the list of appearing authors from the NCTE website. Each author’s name is listed next to the sponsoring publisher, along with the title of her/his presentation.

  • Edward Bloor, author, Random House, New York, New York, ‘Creating Peace While Moving through the World’
  • Jay Asher, Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, NY, NY, ‘ALAN/CEL Special Session Part Two: Sharing Light with Troubled Teens’
  • Pam Bachoz, Egmont, New York, New York, ‘Teens Seeking Light and Scattering Light’
  • Chris Carlton Brown, Macmillan/Holt, New York, New York, ‘Reporting on Life from Teens’ Bright Perspectives’
  • Jen Bryant, Random House Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Soul and Substance in YA Literature’
  • Deb Caletti, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘Shining Light on Strong Adolescents’
  • Michael Cart, HarperCollins Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Appeal of Graphic Novels and Short Stories for Teens and Young Adults’
  • Stephen Chbosky, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York ,
  • Chris Crowe, Dial/Penguin, New York, New York, ‘Soul and Substance in YA Literature’
  • Chris Crutcher, HarperCollins Children’s Books, New York, New York,
  • Debbie Dadey, Tor/Tor Starscape, New York, New York, ‘A Light Touch: Humor and Whimsy in YAL’
  • Matt de la Pena, Random House Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Teens Seeking Light and Scattering Light’
  • Sarah Dessen, Penguin Group USA, New York, New York, ‘Shining Light on Strong Adolescents’
  • Sharon Draper, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘
  • Adrian Fogelin, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia, ‘Shining Light on Strong Adolescents’
  • David Macinnis Gill, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Soul and Substance in YA Literature’
  • Julie Halpern, Macmillan/Feiwel and Friendst, New York, New York, ‘A Light Touch: Humor and Whimsy in YAL
  • Gareth Hinds, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachustts, ‘Appeal of Graphic Novels and Short Stories for Teens and Young Adults’
  • Maureen Johnson, Scholastic, Inc., New York, New York, ‘Teens Seeking Light and Scattering Light’
  • Paula Jolin, Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, New York, New York, ‘Teens Seeking Light and Scattering Light’
  • Marcia Thornton Jones, Tor/Tor Starscape, New York, New York, ‘A Light Touch: Humor and Whimsy in YAL’
  • David Klass, Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers and Square Fish, imprints of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, New York, New York,
  • Jo Knowles, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts, ‘ALAN/CEL Special Session Part Two: Sharing Light with Troubled Teens’
  • E. Lockhart, Random House Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Reporting on Life from Teens’ Bright Perspectives’
  • Carolyn Mackler, HarperCollins Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘Reporting on Life from Teens’ Bright Perspectives’
  • Patty McCormick, HarperCollins Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Splintered Lights of War and Strife in Young Adult Literature’
  • Terra McVoy, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘Getting Published: New Authors and Their Editor Share Their Stories’
  • China Miéville, Random House Inc., New York, New York, ‘YA Fantasy: What Is It? What Is It Not?’
  • Lauren Myrycle, Dutton Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, NY, NY, ‘Engaging, Compelling Characters Scatter Light’
  • Shenaaz Nanji, Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, ‘Creating Peace While Moving through the World’
  • Greg Neri, author, Putnam, Lee and Low Books, New York, New York, ‘Appeal of Graphic Novels and Short Stories for Teens and Young Adults’
  • Danica Novgordoff, First Second Books/New York, New York, ‘Splintered Lights of War and Strife in Young Adult Literature’
  • Sarah Ockler, Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, New York, New York, ‘New Voices Spreading Light, Sharing Their Work’
  • Mary Pearson, Macmillan/Holt, New York, New York, ‘Veterans in the YAL Business: Successful Authors and Their Editors’
  • Julie Ann Peters, Disney Children’s Book Group, New York, New York, ‘ALAN/CEL Special Session Part Two: Sharing Light with Troubled Teens’
  • Matt Phelan, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts, ‘Appeal of Graphic Novels and Short Stories for Teens and Young Adults’
  • S. L. Rottman, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia, ‘Splintered Lights of War and Stife in Young Adult Literature’
  • Benjamin Alire Saenz, Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, Texas, ‘Splintered Lights of War and Strife in Young Adult Literature’
  • Elizabeth Scott, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘Veterans in the YAL Business: Successful Authors and Their Editors’
  • Rebecca Stead, Random House Children’s Books, New York, New York, ‘Veterans in the YAL Business: Successful Authors and Their Editors’
  • Francesco Stork, Scholastic, Inc., New York, New York, ‘New Voices Spreading Light, Sharing Their Work’
  • Eve Tal, Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, Texas, ‘New Voices Spreading Light, Sharing Their Work’
  • Jessica Verday, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘Getting Published: New Authors and Their Editor Share Their Stories’
  • Jeanette Walls, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, New York, ‘When Bad Things Happen to Good People’
  • Carol Lynch Williams, St. Martin’s Press, New York, New York, ‘Engaging, Compelling Characters Scatter Light’
  • Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts, ‘Veterans in the YAL Business: Successful Authors and Their Editors’
  • Laurence Yep, Tor/Tor Teen, New York, New York, ‘YA Fantasy: What Is It? What Is It Not?’
  • Alan Zadoff, Egmont, New York, New York, ‘New Voices Spreading Light, Sharing Their Work’
  • Sara Zarr, Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, New York, New York, ‘Veterans in the YAL Business: Successful Authors and Their Editors’
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