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Library Live Presents Orange County:  A Literary Field Guide Authors Panel

Orange County:  A Literary Field Guide.  This anthology was compiled by UC Irvine MFA Writing Program graduates Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich and features, among others, renowned authors such as Steve Martin, Michael Chabon and Joan Didion.   The collection covers the county from canyon to coast and brings together some of the finest works of poetry and prose that have been written about this small but storied slice of California.  The program will be moderated by OC Weekly Editor Gustavo Arellano and will include authors Victoria Patterson and Stephanie Brown.

Thursday, September 28  
Event starts 7:00 pm. Doors open 6:30pm
Newport Beach Central Library Friends Meeting Room
Reservations and information: 949-548-2411 events@nbplfoundation.org


William Finnegan

Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00pm

Barbarian Days

William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He will speak about Barbarian Days, his 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. More than just a recounting of great waves discovered and ridden, it is a story of family, friendships, love, coming-of-age and the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art, told with such lyricism and insight that even non-surfers will be swept along for the ride. 

Tickets: $25/20*
Location: Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
Info & Reservations: events@nbplfoundation.org or 949.548.2411


Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00pm

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead has established himself as one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature. He will speak about his latest novel, The Underground Railroad, a #1 New York Times bestseller that won both the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Tickets: $25/20*
Location: Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
Info & Reservations: events@nbplfoundation.org or 949.548.2411


Details:
Cost varies per speaker
Reservations required; Limited seating
Held at Central Library

Schedule:
6:30pm Doors open
7:00-8:30pm Program
8:30-9:00pm Book sales & signing

* Library Foundation members, students and teachers receive a $5 discount on each ticket.


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Library Live Committee
Nancy Dahlfors
Toby Larson, CHAIR
Cathy Voreyer