The 2023 Keynote Speaker

Ellen Jovin

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Notice of Keynote Speaker Change 

Due to health concerns, Nancy Pearl is unable to speak at the 2023 Long Island Library Conference. However, we are happy to announce that author and “Roving Grammarian” Ellen Jovin will be speaking in her place.

Ellen is an internationally acclaimed grammar and language expert. She is the author of four books on language, including 2022’s Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian, which details her journey of visiting over 45 states with her
pop-up grammar advice table.             0
Ellen has a B.A. in German studies from Harvard University and an M.A. in comparative literature from UCLA.
Find out more about Ellen and her adventures here.

Past Keynote Speakers

Year
2019
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2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
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2009
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2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
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Speaker
Dave Isay
Emily Esfahani Smith
K.C. Boyd
Tad Hills
Jadeep Mansour
Sarah Vowel
Jack Gantos
Nancy Pearl
Andrew Xia Fukuda
Richard Paul Evans
Adriana Trigiani
Ellen Meister
Susan Isaacs
Chris Crutcher
Mike Lupica
Roger Rosenblatt
Mick Foley
David Baldacci
Sarah Long
M.E. Kerr