PLA at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition logoPLA Member Welcome Breakfast

Exclusively for PLA Members!

Saturday, June 22, 2018
8:30–10:00 AM
Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1–5
Event Code: PLA2
Complimentary to PLA members, but a ticket is required for admittance

Join PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year.

The event will also feature our special guest speaker, Ann Patchett, courtesy of HarperCollins.

About Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett (photo by Heidi Ross)Ann Patchett is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006; and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What now?, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She has won numerous prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband, Karl VanDevender, and their dog, Sparky.


This event is complimentary to PLA members, but a ticket is required for admittance. One complimentary ticket per PLA member. PLA members can receive one complimentary ticket by selecting the PLA Member Welcome Breakfast (event code: PLA2) as a ticketed event during their initial ALA Annual Conference registration or by adding it later using the unique link found in their registration email confirmation. Additional information regarding ticketed events at ALA Annual can be found on the conference website.

Add to your schedule (login required) and/or download to your calendar (via the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler).


PLA thanks HarperCollins for its support of this event.

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