Everything You Need to Know about 2015 ALAN Workshop
Don't miss an ALAN-related event in Minneapolis. Keep this special edition of the newsletter close at hand, and you'll know when to get up for the breakfast on Saturday, where to find the Sunday evening reception, and what time workshop panels and other sessions begin and end. 
  • Registration will take place on Level One of the Convention Center, not in the Exhibit Hall. Click here for a diagram of Level One
  • NCTE sent an email out to registrants this week with ALAN Event badges, and tickets are included in that.
  • A representative from NCTE will have a list at the door of the ALAN Breakfast and the Sunday reception to check the names of anyone who hasn't had a chance to print their badges ahead of time. 
  • ALAN will have its first ever booth in the NCTE Exhibit Hall. If you stop by booth #211 you'll catch some author signings and meet friendly folks ready to tell you all about how great ALAN is.
  • Need help shipping that box of books back home? Here's information for Business Services at the Convention Center. 
Saturday, November 21
7:00-9:00 AM The ALAN Breakfast in Ballroom B of the Minneapolis Convention Center. TICKETS REQUIRED
Highlights: Featured author Chris Crutcher, ALAN Award presentation to author Lois Lowry, Hipple Award presentation to cj Bott.
Sunday, November 22

1:30-3:30 PM Board Meeting in Room 213B. Members are welcome to attend. 

5:30-7:00 PM  ALAN Reception in the Seasons Room of the Minneapolis Convention Center for those registered for the ALAN Workshop on Monday and Tuesday. Join your favorite authors at t his unforgettable event sponsored by the publishers. (If you see a representative from one of the publishing houses listed in the linked article above, please let them know how much you appreciate their support of ALAN.) Please RSVP here.  
Monday, November 23

7:15-8:00 AM Registration

8:00-8:05 AM Welcome, Daria Plumb, ALAN President

8:05-8:35 AM Keynote Speakers Jandy Nelson and Kwame Alexander

10:00-10:25 AM (Dance) Break with DJTanner

11:10-11:20 AM TAR Editors Award for Column Excellence and Nilsen-Donelson Award presentation

11:20 AM-12:15 PM  Breakout sessions

12:15-1:10 PM Lunch

2:40-2:55 PM  (Dance) Break with DJTanner

2:55-4:25 PM Panels

4:25-5:00 PM AEW Booktalks, AEW Award Winner and Finalists:  Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (Winner);  Diamond Boy by Michael Williams;  Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero;  The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson;  Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy) by Deborah Wiles

Tuesday, November 24
8:00-8:05 AM Welcome and announcements , Daria Plumb, 2015 ALAN President

8:05-8:10 AM Membership secretary announcements, Karin Perry

10:25-10:40 AM   (Dance) Break with DJTanner

1:50-2:00 PM The handing over, Daria Plumb, 2015 ALAN President, Jennifer Buehler, 2016 ALAN President.   
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