PLA at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference

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PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation featuring Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie (photo by Chase Jarvis)Sunday, June 24
1:00–2:30 PM
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom D–E

Following the recognition of PLA’s 2012 award winners, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA President, Marcia Warner, will welcome keynote speaker Sherman Alexie to the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation.

Sherman Alexie is the author of twenty-two books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature; War Dances, winner of the 2010 PEN Faulkner Award; and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, a PEN Hemingway Special Citation winner. He is also the winner of the 2001 PEN Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story. In addition, Smoke Signals, the film he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers’ Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. His new collection of stories Blasphemy will be published in October 2012.

Photo credit: Chase Jarvis

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PLA President's Reception

Sunday, June 24
3:00–4:30 PM
Hilton Anaheim, Lanai Deck

Please join PLA president, Marcia Warner, along with PLA board members, partners, and 2012 award winners at a music-filled, light hors d'oeuvres reception. Cash bar.

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