Events sponsored by the Center for the Book

Author discussions, symposia and other events are an important part of the programming of the Center for the Book. The long-running Books & Beyond author series has attracted writers from across the country to discuss their books and the writing life, and to talk about how they have used the resources of the Library of Congress in their work. Most of these presentations are filmed for later webcasting.

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2015

MARCH 25 (Wednesday), 12 Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Cassandra Good will discuss her new book Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic (Oxford University Press, 2014). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

APRIL 14 (Tuesday), 12 Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. David O. Stewart will discuss and sign his new book Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America (Simon & Schuster, 2015).

APRIL 21 (Tuesday), Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Justin Martin will discuss and sign his new book Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians (Da Capo Press, 2014). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

MAY 6 (Wednesday), Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building

Joseph Solkoff Eskin Memorial Lecture. Three National Amabassadors for Young People's Literature, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, and Kate DiCamillo will discuss their ambassadorship and honor the memory of the fourth National Ambassador Walter Dean Myers.

MAY 12 (Tuesday), Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Mark R.Cheathem will discuss and sign his biography Andrew Jackson, Southerner (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

JUNE 17 (Wednesday), Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Laura Auricchio will discuss and sign her new book The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

JULY 21 (Tuesday), Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. James McGrath Morris will discuss and sign his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black (HarperCollins, 2015). Cosponsored with the Manuscript Division.

SEPTEMBER 5 (Saturday), National Book Festival, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

SEPTEMBER 25 (Friday), 3 - 5 pm, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Sponsored with the Hispanic Division and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

OCTOBER 27 (Tuesday), 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building

Library of Congress Literacy Awards announcement and presentations.

NOVEMBER 5 (Thursday), Noon, Mumford Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Richard Moe will discuss and sign his book Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War (Oxford University Press, 2013).