Armistead Maupin to keynote PLA President's Program

Contact: Angela Thullen
PLA, Marketing Specialist

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2007

Armistead Maupin to keynote PLA President’s Program

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce that acclaimed author Armistead Maupin will present the keynote address at the PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The program will take place Monday, June 25, 2007, 5 to 6:30 pm in the Washington Convention Center Ballroom.

Due to a campaign-related scheduling conflict, Elizabeth Edwards will not be attending the PLA President’s Program.

Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” “More Tales of the City,” and “Further Tales of the City” have been the basis of three highly acclaimed TV miniseries. He also is the author of “Babycakes,” “Significant Others,” “Sure of You," "Maybe the Moon,” and “The Night Listener,” which is being released as a major motion picture by Miramax starring Robin Williams and Toni Collete. His new novel, “Michael Tolliver Lives,” will be published in summer 2007.

PLA is pleased to present Armistead Maupin through the generous support of HarperCollins, as part of the ALA Auditorium Speakers Series. Following his talk and the awards presentation, attendees are welcome to join PLA President Susan Hildreth for a gala, music-filled reception. For more information on the PLA President’s Program, contact the PLA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s Web site at

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.