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

FEBRUARY 10 (Tuesday), 12pm to 11pm, Coolidge Auditorium; 6pm to 9 pm Montpelier A and C

Popular Romance Project

FEBRUARY 11 (Wednesday), 8 am to 5 pm, Montpelier Room, Dining Rooms A&C, and Mumford

Popular Romance Project

FEBRUARY 24 (Tuesday), 12 Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Janet Sims-Wood will discuss and sign her new book Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History (History Press, 2014).

MARCH 18 (Friday), 12 Noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Susan Dworkin will discuss and sign the book she wrote with Edith Hahn Beer The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust (Harper Collins Publishers) (2000, recently reissued). Cosponsored with the Hebrew Language Table.

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

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

APRIL 21 (Tuesday), 12 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.

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.

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.