[Libs-Or] PNLA 2017 in Post Falls, Idaho

Dawn Marie Lowe-Wincentsen dawn.lowe.win at gmail.com
Tue May 2 15:51:26 PDT 2017

PNLA 2017 in Post Falls, Idaho.

Registration for “Renew and Reimagine <http://www.pnla.org/conference_2017>
” the 2017 annual PNLA conference is now open!  Prepare to be soothed and
delighted  at the Templin’s Red Lion River Resort
<https://www.redlion.com/templins>on the Spokane River, just across the
border from Spokane, Washington and a mere 10 miles from beautiful Lake
Coeur d’Alene.  North Idaho and Eastern Washington feature spectacular
sightseeing, fabulous restaurants, and amazing recreational opportunities
making the 2017 PNLA conference a family destination event.

Featured Speakers for the conference include:

*Lisa Napoli*: When Lisa Napoli isn't covering the vast arts and cultural
scene in southern California for KCRW, she's working on a new book. Her
latest is Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman
Who Gave It All Away

*Meghan Sayres*:  Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a tapestry weaver who lives with
her husband, children, sheep and cat in Eastern Washington. She is author
of a novel set in 19th century Iran, *Anahita’s Woven Riddle*, an ALA Top
Ten Best Books 2007 and a Book Sense Pick 2007; *Weaving Tapestry in Rural
Ireland*; and co-author of *Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable
Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions*.

*Rob Greenfield:* is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian,
and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more
sustainable and just world. Rob is the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco
<http://robgreenfield.tv/foodwastesolutions/>, a campaign that strives to
end food waste and hunger in the U.S. His first bike ride across the U.S.
is also now a book, *Dude Making a Difference.*

*Kevin Emerson:* is the author of sixteen novels for children and young
adults, including his most recent novel *Last Day on Mars*. His books have
been published in ten different countries, and you could say that he's big
in the Czech Republic. Formerly a science teacher, Kevin has taught
creative writing to children and teens with Seattle Arts & Lectures'
Writers in the Schools program, and Richard Hugo House. His is also a
drummer and singer, most recently with his bands Northern Allies and Math
and Physics Club. He has won a spelling bee, lost a beauty pageant
(probably because he was wearing a suit of armor), and once appeared in a
Swedish TV commercial.

Check the conference website (www.pnla.org) for early-bird registration
rates and for full descriptions of all the sessions. August in Post Falls
is always gorgeous, so don’t forget to get your ticket for “Corks and
Cans”—this year it’s a full BBQ on the beach with live music. Don’t miss it!
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