RUSA hosts Literary Tastes Breakfast with acclaimed authors in New Orleans

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For Immediate Release

February 21, 2006

RUSA hosts Literary Tastes Breakfast with acclaimed authors in New Orleans

CHICAGO—The Notable Books Council in the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presents its annual
Literary Tastes Breakfast with acclaimed authors on June 25, 2006, from 7–10:30 a.m., during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The three authors scheduled to appear are Elizabeth Alexander, noted poet, essayist and George Kent award winner and author of “American Sublime”; Mary Gaitskill, a National Book Awards Finalist for fiction and acclaimed novelist of “Veronica”; and Jeannette Walls, memoirist and author of “The Glass Castle,” an Alex Award book. The authors have been selected from the 2006 Notable Book Council's “List for America's Readers,” an annual list of 25 outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader. The Notable Books Council has been selecting the best books for adults since 1944. For information on the current list of Notable Books visit

The writers will read from their work or talk about an aspect of the writing process while attendees enjoy breakfast. They will be available to sign books and for further discussion after the breakfast. Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance when registering for ALA Annual Conference ( or to add it to an existing registration by using the Change Registration form at ( or call ALA member and customer service at 1-800-545-2433, press option #5, and add event #RU3 to your existing registration.