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Lena Dunham and Neil Patrick Harris Join BookExpo

A slew of celebrities will be discussing their upcoming books at this year’s expo.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: May 26th, 2014 in Culture » Books » News

BookExpo America, the annual publishing convention that begins on Wednesday, will see a number of celebrities promoting their debut books this year. Traditionally used as a marketing and networking tool for both upcoming and established authors, this year’s festivities will showcase an abnormal number of memoirs and collections by actors.

The four-day expo will see ‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham discussing her highly anticipated memoir entitled ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Neil Patrick Harris touting ‘Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ Amy Poehler sharing stories from her as yet untitled book.

Other notable celebrity speakers include Angelica Huston, Alan Cumming, and Martin Short.

BookExpo America also features a “Digital Zone”, a number of panels discussing varied topics including “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?’, and a ComicCon-esque fan fest.

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