Registration for “Renew and Reimagine,” the 2017 annual PNLA conference is now open! Prepare to be soothed and delighted at the Templin’s Red Lion River Resort 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, 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 novelLast 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!