Former First Lady Laura Bush to Speak
At Library Endowment Trust Literary Voices™ Event
Laura Bush, former First Lady and bestselling author of the 2010 memoir Spoken from the Heart, will be the guest speaker at the Library Endowment Trust’s 9th Annual Literary Voices™ event on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The dinner and talk will be at the Oklahoma Golf and Country Club.
Mrs. Bush served as First Lady of the United States from 2001-2009 during the presidency of her husband George W. Bush. The couple now lives in Dallas, Texas.
“Since leaving Washington D.C., Mrs. Bush has become one of the most popular speakers in the country,” said Sue Ann Hyde, chair of the Literary Voices™ event. “When her memoir was published last May, we on the Literary Voices™ committee knew that she would be the perfect speaker for us. With her clear commitment to the causes of literacy and education, and as a former teacher and librarian, Laura Bush is the embodiment of everything the Library Endowment Trust stands for.”
In reviewing Spoken from the Heart, The Wall Street Journal called Mrs. Bush, “a beautiful writer, a keen observer and a tender soul who drew on her roots to live a life in the public eye with compassion and grace,” while The New York Times noted that the memoir “demonstrates how Mrs. Bush’s lifelong love of books has imprinted her imagination.”
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