The 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference is coming up in Las Vegas this Thursday, June 26 through Tuesday, July 1. Among the many sessions, speakers, and awards scheduled during the event is the Pop Top Stage, which this year focuses on on mystery, crime fiction, and poetry. Among the features:
On Saturday, a "Mob Panel" (10–11 a.m.) kicks off the festivities with Geoff Schumacher, Morgan St. James, Frank Cullotta, Tony Montana, and Geno Munari. That's followed by "Women in Mystery" (3–4:30 p.m.) with Rachel Howzell Hall, Hannah Dennison, Jane K. Cleland, and Kelli Stanley.
On Sunday, there’s an International Crime Fiction presentation (10–11 a.m.) and on Monday, a panel will explores "Seedy Criminal Underbellies" (10–11 a.m.) featuring Deborah Coonts and Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Plus, the three days of readings, discussions, and presentations throughout the conference will include author event sessions in the Exhibit Hall with crime fiction notables such as Jane Cleland, Hannah Dennison, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Alexander McCall Smith, Karin Slaughter, Kelli Stanley, and Elaine Viets. (Hat tip to Publishers Weekly.)