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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:53 pm
#JIAM Odyssey Award celebration at ALA NOLA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

June 27th: Top narrators, a goody bag & reception, all for FREE. A great finish to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, whether you are an audio aficionado or new to the genre.

Celebrate the spoken word at the 2011 Odyssey Award Presentation featuring clips from the 2011 winners of the award that highlights the most excellent audiobook productions for children and young adults. Bahni Turpin, the reader of Odyssey winner The True Meaning of Smekday (Listening Library), is slated to speak as are MacLeod Andrews (narrator of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, Brilliance Audio), Emma Bering and Emily Janice Card (narrators of Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, Listening Library), Booklist’s Voice of Choice Katherine Kellgren (narrator of Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman, Listening Library), and Nick Podehl (narrator of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Brilliance Audio).

This free program concludes with a reception sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association and a cash bar. The Odyssey Award is presented annually to the best audiobook production for youth. It is co-administered by YALSA and ALSC and is sponsored by Booklist magazine. The Odyssey Award Presentation and Program, will take place Monday, June 27,  from 4:00-5:30pm in room 356-357, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Hope to see you there!

2 Responses to “#JIAM Odyssey Award celebration at ALA NOLA”
  1. Brenda Kahn Says:

    I’ve got it penciled in! So excited. I just started listening to Smekday and already love it.

  2. Mary Burkey Says:

    So love Smekday!! And all of the Odyssey Honor titles – can’t wait to see & hear the narrators in person.

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