Adriana Trigiani to keynote PLA Spring Symposium luncheon

Contact: Louisa Worthington



For Immediate Release

September 16, 2008

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) announced that acclaimed author Adriana Trigiani will present the keynote address at the Author Luncheon during the 2009 Spring Symposium. The 2009 PLA Spring Symposium will take place April 2-4, in Nashville, Tenn. at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and the Nashville Convention Center. PLA thanks HarperCollins for their support of the Author Luncheon.

Trigiani’s popular “Big Stone Gap” series details the lives and loves of the residents of a small coal-mining town in Southwest Virginia. Her recent books “Rococo,” “Lucia, Lucia” and “Queen of the Big Time” were all “New York Times” best-sellers. Her next novel, “Very Valentine,” as well as her first young-adult novel, “The Violet Chesterton Chronicles,” will be published in 2009. Trigani is also a filmmaker; her documentary about her father’s hometown in Pennsylvania, “Queen of the Big Time,” will be released by New Video in 2009.

In addition to the author luncheon featuring Trigiani, the 2009 PLA Spring Symposium will feature six one-and-a-half-day workshops targeted toward a variety of public library professionals, an Opening General Session featuring musician Tom Chapin and tours of local libraries. The Author Luncheon and library tours are available for an additional fee.

For more information about the PLA Spring Symposium, including pricing and registration information, 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.