10-10:30 Edwidge Danticat, born in Haiti, came to the United States when she was 12. Her short stories have appeared in dozens of periodicals, and her book “Brother, I’m Dying” won a National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book is the young adult novel “Untwine.” Danticat teaches creative writing at New York University. She will be in conversation with Michael Oreskes from NPR. Signing at 11.
10:45-11:15 Ali Benjaminis the author of “The Thing About Jellyfish,” which was a National Book Award finalist. She is also co-author of several books including “The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard,” “Positive: A Memoir” and “The Cleaner Plate Club.”Signing at noon.
11:30-noon Kwame Alexander is the author of more than 20 books and the founder of two literacy organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana. His works include “He Said, She Said,” “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band,” and “The Crossover,” which won the 2015 Newbery Medal. His latest work is the novel “Booked.” Signing at 12:30.
12:15-12:45 Cuban American author Meg Medina is a writer of books for kids of all ages. In March 2014, she was recognized as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women in America. Medina has received a Pura Belpré award, a Cybils fiction award and an Ezra Jack Keats new writers medal, and other honors. Her books include “Tía Isa Wants a Car,” “Mango, Abuela and Me” and “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.” Her latest book is “Burn Baby Burn.” Signing at 1:30.
1-1:30 Lois Lowry is the author of more than 30 books, including “Number the Stars,” “The Giver” and “Gooney Bird Greene.” She has received two Newberry Medals, the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime contribution to young adult literature and the National Jewish Book Award. Her latest book is the autobiography “Looking Back.” She will be in conversation with Ruth Tam, a writer, illustrator and public radio producer for WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.” Signing at 2.
1:45-2:15 Paul Rudnick’s plays have been producedon Broadway and around the world. They include “I Hate Hamlet,” “Jeffrey,” “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” and “The New Century.” Rudnick has won an Obie Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and the John Gassner Playwriting Award. His novels include “Social Disease” and “I’ll Take It.” Rudnick is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, and his articles and essays have also appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, Vogue and Vanity Fair. His new novel is “It’s All Your Fault.” Signing at 3.
2:30-3 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureGene Luen Yang is a writer of graphic novels and comics. His debut graphic novel, “American Born Chinese,” was the first graphic novel nominated to be a finalist for the National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It was also a winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for best graphic album. His next solo work, “Boxers & Saints,” was also a National Book Award finalist. His most recent work is “Paths & Portals,” the second in his Secret Coders series. He will be in conversation with Petra Mayer from NPR. Signing at 3:30.
3:15-3:45 Holly Robinson Peete is an author, philanthropist, singer and actress known for her performances in the television shows “21 Jump Street,” “For Your Love” and her new series “For Peete’s Sake.” She has received an NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work for children and a Quill Literacy Award. Peete’s latest book — co-written with her twin children, Ryan Elizabeth Peete and RJ Peete — is “Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express.” Signing at 4:30.
4-4:30 Brendan Kiely is the author of the novels “All American Boys” and “The Gospel of Winter.” Kiely has received a Coretta Scott King Honor and the Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children’s literature. In his latest novel is “The Last True Love Story.”Signing at 5.
4:45-5:15 Jo Knowles teaches writing for young adults at Southern New Hampshire University. She has received a PEN New England Children’s Book Discovery Award and two SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards. Knowles has written “Living with Jackie Chan,” “See You at Harry’s,” “Pearl,” “Jumping Off Swings,” “Lessons from a Dead Girl” and “Read Between the Lines.” Her latest middle-grade book is “Still a Work in Progress.”Signing at 2:30.
5:30-6 Kiersten White is the author of the Paranormalcy trilogy. She is also the author of the Mind Games series and the novels “The Chaos of Stars” and “Illusions of Fate.” Her latest novel and the first in a new trilogy, “And I Darken,” explores the political intrigue and life of ruthless Princess Lada.Signing at 4.
7:30-9 At the Youth Poetry Slam, champion delegates from some of the nation’s top youth slam groups will compete. This event is presented in collaboration with the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, the Literature Division of the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC poetry organization Split This Rock.
Lowry is the author of more than 30 books, including “Number the Stars,” “The Giver” and “Gooney Bird Greene.” She has received two Newberry Medals, the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime contribution to young adult literature and the National Jewish Book Award. Her latest book is “Looking Back: A Book of Memories.” She will be in conversation with Ruth Tam, a writer, illustrator and public radio producer for WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.” Signing at 2