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BookCon Plans Daylong Read-a-Thon for April 11

Publishers Weekly’s John Maher reports, “BookCon will host a virtual Read-a-Thon on Saturday, April 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, as part of its new BookCon Virtual Author Tour Series, which launched last week. The series will run through the spring.” The April 11 event will feature authors doing 15-minute readings and Q&As on BookCon’s Facebook page.

The planned schedule is as follows:

  • 12pm-12:15pm: Introduction and welcome by BookCon and Binc teams
  • 12:15pm-12:30pm: Lamar Giles
  • 12:30pm-12:45pm: Andrew Eliopulous
  • 12:45pm-1pm: Kacen Callendar
  • 1pm-1:15pm: Justina Ireland
  • 1:15pm-1:30pm: Justin Reynolds
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm: Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
  • 1:45pm-2pm: Tobly McSmith
  • 2pm-2:15pm: Tahereh Mafi
  • 2:15pm-2:30pm: Layton Green
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm: Marie Lu (The Kingdom of Back)
  • 2:45pm-3pm: Zan Romanoff (Look)
  • 3pm-3:15pm: Melissa de la Cruz (The Queen’s Assassin)
  • 3:15pm-3:30pm: Cameron Lund (The Best Laid Plans)
  • 3:30pm-3:45pm: Laurie Halse Anderson (Shout)
  • 3:45pm-4pm: Ransom Riggs (The Conference of the Birds)
  • 4pm-4:15pm: Soman Chainani
  • 4:15pm-4:30pm: Shaun David Hutchinson
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm: Victoria Aveyard
  • 4:45pm-5pm: Kelly Yang
  • 5pm-5:15pm: Julian Winter (The Summer of Everything)
  • 5:15pm-5:30pm: Lilah Suzanne (Tack and Jibe)
  • 5:30pm-5:45pm: Makenzie Campbell (Nineteen)
  • 5:45pm-6pm: Emily Juniper (A Strangely Wrapped Gift)
  • 6pm-6:15pm: Hannah Templer (CosmoknightsGLOW)
  • 6:15pm-6:30pm: Nick Tapalansky and Kate Glasheen (A Radical Shift of Gravity)

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