Multi-talented actor Ethan Hawke joins ALA Graphics' READ Poster Series

Contact: Trish Cleary, ALA Graphics
Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005

Multi-talented actor Ethan Hawke joins ALA Graphics’ READ Poster Series

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics is proud to announce that Ethan Hawke is the latest celebrity to pose for the Celebrity READ Poster Series.

Hawke has worn many hats throughout his career as an actor, screenwriter, novelist and director. Since his screen debut in the film “Explorers” at age 15, Hawke has been a rising star, assured enough in his abilities to accept a variety of different roles. Hawke's film credits include “Dead Poets' Society,” “Gattaca,” “Before Sunset,” and “Training Day,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has authored two books, “The Hottest State” (purchased by Little, Brown and Company in 1996) and “Ash Wednesday.” Hawke also is founder of the Malaparte nonprofit theatre company in New York. Hawke recently starred in “Assault on Precinct 13” with Laurence Fishburne and is at work on his next novel. He is the father of two and resides in New York City.

The Ethan Hawke Poster is the latest addition to the READ Poster Series. Hawke joins celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams and Yo-Yo Ma. His poster is available at the ALA Store's Web site at or by calling 866-746-7252.

The celebrity READ series is the most recognized promotion series for literacy and libraries. For over 25 years, the series has featured well-known celebrities like Denzel Washington, Sean Connery, Britney Spears and Shaquille O'Neal and rising stars like Tony Hawk, Margaret Cho, Salma Hayek and Matt Kenseth. To view the complete line of READ posters please visit the ALA Store Web site at and click on “Celebrity READ.”

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world with over 64,000 members. Members are primarily librarians but also trustees, publishers and other library supporters. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

The ALA thanks Mr. Hawke for his support to help continue this important work.