For immediate release | February 8, 2016

Tig Notaro to bring PLA 2016 Conference to a laugh-filled close

CHICAGO — Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference, April 5-9, in Denver will want to stay through the end to enjoy comedian Tig Notaro at the PLA 2016 Closing Session.

Most recently, Amazon ordered a semiautobiographical comedy pilot for Notaro to star in, co-write/create, and executive produce. Notaro is teaming up with Diablo Cody, who is set to co-write, along with Louis CK, who is executive producing and directing. Notaro’s stand-up special, Boyish Girl Interrupted, premiered on HBO in August 2015. A documentary feature was made about the comedian following a series of devastating life events, entitled Tig. The film opened to a standing ovation at Sundance in 2015 and premiered globally as a Netflix Original documentary that July. Notaro is returning for the second season of the critically acclaimed series Transparent on Amazon this fall. In 2016, Harper Collins will be releasing Notaro’s memoir.

In 2014, Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, LIVE, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. This album is a stand-up set delivered just days after she was diagnosed with stage two bilateral breast cancer. Notaro has since announced her cancer to be in remission. Notaro remains a favorite on Conan and This American Life, tours internationally, and enjoys bird watching with her partner at their home in Los Angeles.

Advanced registration rates for the PLA 2016 Conference are available through February 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Central.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Find complete details at and join us in Denver!

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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Kara O'Keefe

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