Heading to the Big Easy for ALA 2011

Photo by Brooke Flaherty

This week I am heading to New Orleans, city of beignets and jazz, for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. As we mentioned in our blog post yesterday, this is the largest library conference in the United States, and it moves to a new location each year. This is my first time attending the ALA Annual Conference and also my first time visiting New Orleans, so as you can imagine, I am jumping out of my seat with excitement. I plan to spend a couple of days exploring (or shall I say eating my way through) the city with my husband, and then it’s time to get down to business with the opening session Friday afternoon and exhibits running through Monday afternoon, June 27.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Fulcrum Publishing at this show, along with my coworker and editor extraordinaire Carolyn. I hope to meet a ton of friendly people, both in the publishing industry and in the library industry as well. I am also very excited to meet Trickster editor Matt Dembicki and two wonderful Trickster contributing artists, Tim Tingle and Michael Thompson. As we mentioned yesterday, Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection will be well represented at the ALA show, with four great events! If you’re heading to the Big Easy for ALA this year, here’s the scoop on the Trickster events:

Saturday, June 25: Engaging Readers, Respecting Traditions Graphic Novel Roundtable
Matt Dembicki, Trickster editor, will participate in this roundtable
1:30–3:30 pm,  New Orleans Convention Center, room 338

Sunday, June 26: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Young Adult Author Coffee Klatch
Matt Dembicki will participate
9:00–10:00 am, JW Marriott, Conde Room

Sunday, June 26: Trickster book signing
Matt Dembicki, Tim Tingle, and Michael Tompson to sign—stop by for a free copy of Trickster!
1:30–2:00 pm, New Orleans Convention Center Exhibit Space, Fulcrum booth (#1255)

Sunday, June 26: Trickster Panel: Bridging Generations, Bridging Cultures
Matt Dembicki, Tim Tingle and Michael Tompson to participate
4:00-5:30pm, New Orleans Convention Center, room 284

AND, we will be giving out custom-made Trickster buttons at the Fulcrum booth, with artwork by Matt Dembicki, Tim Tingle, and Michael Thompson. Make sure to stop by, say hello, and grab a button!

Photo by Brooke Flaherty

Hope to see some of you there!

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About fulcrumpublishing
Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Publishing is one of the largest independent publishers in the country, with more than 450 active titles. The company maintains a high standard of quality and pride in its books, with the objective of encouraging readers to live life to the fullest and learn something new each day. Fulcrum Publishing specializes in general-interest nonfiction titles with focuses in public policy, education, Native American culture and history, travel and outdoor recreation, environmentalism, and gardening. Fulcrum is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. The Fulcrum Publishing blog is run and updated by Dani Perea. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or ideas by e-mailing her at Dani[at]fulcrumbooks[dot com].

One Response to Heading to the Big Easy for ALA 2011

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