Authors have a unique ability to inspire change in the world and the ways in which we view it – whether it be through a book of stories, a biography, poetry or accounts of true life. This January, inspirational authors Carolyn Kennedy and Steven Johnson will address thousands with their stories of inspiration during the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25 – 29, in Seattle.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Steven Johnson, the best-selling author of eight books will speak from 10 – 11 a.m. As an expert on contemporary culture, Johnson offers a unique and inspiring look into the future through intersecting science, technology and personal experience. Based on the ideas of his most recent release, “Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age,” Johnson will discuss political change its ability to transform our daily world.
On Sunday, Jan. 27, Carolyn Kennedy will speak from 10 – 11 a.m. Kennedy is the best-selling author/editor of 10 books including the forthcoming “Poems to Learn by Heart” (March 2013). Well known for continuing the strong Kennedy family tradition of public service and charitable work, Kennedy is also a strong advocate for reading, literacy and libraries.
To find out more information, visit the conference website.