For immediate release | June 7, 2010

Amy Sedaris keynotes ALA Annual Conference Closing Session

CHICAGO – Author, actress and comedienne Amy Sedaris will serve as the Closing Session keynote speaker at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference from 9 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Amy Sedaris is the author of the New York Times best-seller “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.” She is also the co-author of two books, “The Book of Liz,” with her brother David Sedaris, and “Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not,” with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert. Her upcoming book entitled, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People,” will be released in November 2010.

As an alumna of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Sedaris is a frequent guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and has appeared in several movies and television shows such as “Rescue Me,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Sex and the City,” “Shrek,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Old Dogs” and “Shrek the Third.” She also appeared in and co-wrote “Strangers with Candy,” the hit show on Comedy Central. Her appearance is sponsored by Grand Central Publishing.

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

For more information on the 2010 Annual ALA Conference, please visit the ALA Conference Web site at, or contact ALA Media Relations Manager Macey Morales at (312) 280-4393,, or ALA PR Coordinator Jennifer Petersen at (312) 280-5043,


Macey Morales