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Henry Rollins To Keynote Library Conference

Author, rock star and KCRW radio show host Henry Rollins will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 California Library Association conference in Long Beach this November.

Rollins led the rock bands Black Flag and the Rollins Band and released a collection of more than 12 spoken word albums. But besides all that work, he has published 15 books, including Black Coffee BluesGet in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag, and Occupants. Check it out:

Henry is a perfect speaker for our conference theme of “Let’s Make Some Noise!” His thoughtful, insightful, and entertaining commentary on social issues can be found across multiple media … He is passionate, energetic, inspiring, and challenging, and we feel very fortunate that he will be able to join us at the CLA Conference on the morning of November 4 as our keynote speaker.

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West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols To Write Memoir

Damien Echols, one of the three teenagers known as the “West Memphis Three,” is writing a book about spending 18 years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit.

In the memoir, which is slated for publication from Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press in September 2012, Echols will talk about his experience.

The release explains more about the book: “The as-yet untitled book will be Echols’ account of the trial proceedings and eighteen years spent on death row, including his personal and public quest for exoneration, his prison diaries, and accounts of support from his wife and friends including Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Johnny Depp, Natalie Maines, Henry Rollins and others.”

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