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Lisa Scottoline

Wednesday, October 2
7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Sponsored by the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation

Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 32 novels, including her latest work, SOMEONE KNOWS which is coming April 9, 2019. Lisa’s writing career began with her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, published in 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers. The novel became a bestseller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Lisa’s second novel, Final Appeal, was also nominated for and received an Edgar Award. Since then she has written 32 novels, all of which have appeared on bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Publisher’s Weekly. (more…)

 

 

 

 

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Jaime Casap

Thursday, October 3
Opening General Session

Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders around the world focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation Z, at events around the world.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is also the author of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. He serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education and equity. Jaime teaches a 10th grade communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy, a computer science public school he helped launch in Phoenix, and guest lectures at Arizona State University.

He was recently named as the ASU GSV 2018 Innovator of Color and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Felician University. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap 

 

 

 

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Ted Genoways

Friday, October 4
Friday Luncheon   

Ted Genoways is the author of five books, including This Blessed Earth, winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Award and the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa Reads selection for 2019. He is also the winner of a James Beard Foundation Award for Investigative Journalism, a National Press Club Award, an Association of Food Journalists Award, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation. He is a contributing editor at Mother Jones and The New Republic.