The 2023 Keynote Speaker
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.
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
Emily Esfahani Smith
Andrew Xia Fukuda
Richard Paul Evans