Live Online: Author Talks

Live Online: Author Talks is a unique opportunity to connect with two or three bestselling authors per month online. Each live event will include an interactive Q&A session where participants can ask questions directly to the author. Enjoy a vibrant mix of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders on a wide range of interesting topics. Register for live events in advance and view recordings of past events at any time.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

Upcoming Speakers

Image for A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade) webinar

A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade)
Newbery Medal Winner for The Tale of Despereaux and New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books for children
Tuesday, July 9th at 11:00 AM PDT
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Image for Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade) webinar

Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade)
New York Times Bestselling Author of More Than 50 Books for Children Under Both This Name and the Pen Name Jack Chabert
Tuesday, July 16th at 11:00 AM PDT
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Image for Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th) webinar

Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th)
National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land
Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM PDT
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Past Event Recordings

Image for Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell webinar

Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell
New York Times Bestselling Author of This Book is Anti-Racist and Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School
Thursday, June 20th at 11:00 AM PDT

Image for Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden webinar

Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden
New York Times Bestselling Author of The Housemaid, The Housemaid’s Secret and The Housemaid Is Watching
Thursday, June 13th at 5:00 PM PDT

Image for For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell webinar

For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell
A Library Speakers Consortium and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration
Monday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM PDT

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