Paulette Jiles Joins Coolidge, Lippman, and Haines at 2016 TLA Annual Conference

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Paulette Jiles Added to Opening Author Session 
at 2016 Texas Library Association Conference

Paulette Jiles 

Press Release  
February 24, 2016 

Sara Ortiz | Communications & Marketing Specialist | 512-328-1518

– February 24, 2016 – The Texas Library Association (TLA) welcomes poet, memoirist, and bestselling novelist Paulette Jiles to a talented roster at the Opening Author Session at the TLA Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Participating in Opening Author Session are two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge and acclaimed authors Laura Lippman and Carolyn Haines.

The event will take place at at Hilton Americas-Houston (1600 Lamar Street) on Friday, April 22, 2016 at noon. The Opening Author Luncheon tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 8, through preregistration. A book signing will take place immediately following the event.  

Jiles’ books include Cousins, a memoir, and the novels Enemy Women, Stormy Weather, The Color of Lightning, and Lighthouse Island. Her most recent novel, News of the World, takes place in the wake of the Civil War in Texas.

At the 2016 TLA Annual Conference, almost 7,500 industry professionals will gather over four days, with 200 information and library leaders, policy experts, and authors to cover topics including technology trends, makerspaces, literacy initiatives, advocacy, administration sessions, and explorations of today’s most pressing information and education issues. Continuing its tradition of serving as the premier marketplace of ideas and information services, the TLA Annual Conference will also host close to 500 companies, publishers, media outlets, and professional library services organizations.

The TLA Annual Conference, taking place in Houston, April 19 – 22, 2016, examines the practices and emerging trends libraries use to advance education, literacy, and robust digital citizenship. The 2016 conference theme is “Open Libraries: Open Opportunities.” For more information and registration details on the 2016 TLA Conference, visit

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About the Texas Library Association

TLA is the largest state library association in the country with over 7,000 members who work in public, school, academic, and special libraries and who support educational institutions. TLA offers a wide range of services, including advocacy, continuing education, research, and public relations. To learn more about TLA, visit TLA’s website or call 512-328-1518.

Created on Feb 24, 2016 | Last updated February 25, 2016


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