Please join us as an exhibitor or sponsor for our annual conference May 22-23, 2023.
Exhibitor registration is open!
Monday Keynote speaker: Tracie D. Hall
TRACIE D. HALL is a librarian, author, and advocate for the arts, and is Executive Director of the American Library Association. Prior to her appointment, Hall served as the Director of the Joyce Foundation Culture Program. She also served as Chicago's Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. In libraries, Hall was VP of the Queens Public Library, and Assistant Dean of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She was also the Director of the Office for Diversity for the American Library Association.
Tuesday Keynote speaker: Monica Wood
MONICA WOOD is a novelist, memoirist, playwright, and the recent recipient of the Carlson Prize for contributions to the public humanities and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to the literary arts. Her new novel, How to Read a Book, is forthcoming from Mariner Books, and a new play, Saint Dad, will debut in October 2023 at Portland Stage. Her previous novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, was translated into 20 languages in over 30 countries. She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award. Her other fiction, Any Bitter Thing, Ernie’s Ark, and My Only Story, have also won awards and made bestseller lists. Her short stories have been widely anthologized, and her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Literary Hub, Down East, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their cat, Susie.
We are also THRILLED to announce that on the evening of Sunday, May 21st, we will be hosting a fundraiser dinner with keynote speakers Stephen and Tabitha King!
- Conference attendees will receive a code to access the Conference Attendee ticket price ($99) for this event, in your conference registration confirmation email.
- If you are a MLA member, you can register for that event at the MLA Member ticket price (also $99) without the code.
- Non-members who are not attending the conference would pay the general admission ($149).
Exhibitors attending the conference can attend this special event for $99 - which includes a plated dinner with dessert, one drink ticket, and an evening with the Kings followed by music courtesy of Rockashop Sound System. CLICK HERE to register for the King fundraiser. The code to access the MLA Conference Attendee ticket rate will be in the confirmation email from this exhibitor registration.
*Please note: The Kings will not be giving autographs or signing books at this event.
LODGING: Sunday River is offering a group rate on hotel rooms for any night, Saturday thru Tuesday. To book a room at the group rate, use this link:
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