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20 November 2006 @ 10:19 pm
YA authors hit the Habitrail  
Today was the opening day of the ALAN Workshop. In a matter of hours we heard from Jordan Sonnenblick, Greg Leitich Smith, E Lockhart, LM Elliott, Susan Vaught, Marc Aronson, Tammy Pierce, Edward Bloor, Terry Davis, Ed Sullivan, Jim Giblin, Penny Colman, Lauren Myracle, Adrian Fogelin, Gail Giles...well, you get the idea, right?

If you are not a member of ALAN and have never heard of this great place to listen to the best voices in YA literature, visit our web site: www.alan-ya.org.
 
 
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RebelLibrarian: Aqua Teen Hunger Forcerebellibrarian on November 20th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
*swoon*

I went to 1 ALAN conference back in 97 or 98 - and it was also at the Habitrail - it was the MOST AWESOMEST conference ever. Sadly, I haven't been able to come back... but maybe that'll change now in the still-new-to-me job.

=:-D Thanks for reporting...
bluemalibubluemalibu on November 20th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!111
(Anonymous) on November 20th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
ALAN Workshop
Dear Terri:

thanks for the play-by-play. Miss seeing you all--best to Lois and Marge...sounds wonderful!

how was Cathi's keynote?
Sarah Herz
professornanaprofessornana on November 22nd, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: ALAN Workshop
cathi rocked. Of course, I might be a bit prejudiced since she said so many kind things about me (still blushing).

teri
(Anonymous) on November 21st, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Truly amazing
This was my first ALAN conference (although I'd been to NCTE last year). What an incredible event! I was totally starstruck by the sheer number of major literary reviewers, influential bloggers, respected academic writers, and ultra-dedicated teen literature experts in one place.

Plus I got to meet Timothy Zahn, whose Blackcollar and Cobra books I loved when I was a teen. So I had my fan fun too . . .

Jordan Sonnenblick
thunderchikin on November 22nd, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
Speaking of joining ALAN, the newest member is....(drumroll)...Matt de la Pena, author of BALL DON'T LIE.