Today I fly to the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. The TLA is one of the largest conferences in America. Here are the published stats from 2015.
Attendee counts are based on their TLA membership division:
1,304 Exhibitor Reps
7,631 Total Conference Attendance
Attendees represented by TLA Division (member) or type of library (non-member).
517 College and University Libraries
968 Public Libraries
2,806 School Libraries
57 Special Libraries
1179 No Preference
I love this conference and look forward to participating in Sylvia Vardell’s poetry round-up, which includes Kwame Alexander, David Harrison, K.A. Holt, Irene Latham, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Stephen Swinburne, and Janet Wong.
I’m also one of the poets featured in Sofa Secrets, an event sponsored by Junior Library Guild. Each participant will talk about his/her work, read some poems, divulge a secret, and respond to questions pulled from a bowl. The random questions are not meant to be easy so that’s something to shudder about in advance.
Stop by and see me at either event and/or when I’m signing NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T at the Charlesbridge booth at 1:30 in Booth 1338. All three events take place tomorrow (Wednesday).