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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 23rd annual Literary Lights dinner -- a black tie event honoring distinguished New England writers. Please see below for event details and this year's honorees.

Literary Lights 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Literary Lights 2011

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Celebratory Sponsor (Table of 10)
Includes an invitation to the Authors' Reception
Ended $10,000.00 $9.95
Grand Benefactor (Table of 10) Ended $5,000.00 $9.95
Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $3,500.00 $9.95
Benefactor Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
Patron Ended $750.00 $9.95
Individual Ended $350.00 $9.74
I cannot attend but would like to make a fully tax-deductible contribution Ended

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Event Details

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 23rd annual Literary Lights dinner – a black tie event honoring distinguished New England writers. This year’s author honorees, or “Literary Lights,” are recognized for excellence in a wide variety of literary genres. Collectively, they have won dozens of major awards for their inspiring work. The event will take place on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, starting with a Reception at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the Program at 7:00 pm.

 

This year's Literary Lights are:

Dan Okrent

Keynote Speaker

Nonfiction Writer, author of Last Call

Award Presented by: David Gergen

Ron Powers
Ron Powers

Novelist, author of Mark Twain: A Life

Award Presented by: Megan Marshall

Lydia R. Diamond
Lydia R. Diamond

Playwright, author of Stick Fly

Award Presented by: Paula Vogel

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Novelist, author of Tinkers (Pulitzer Prize 2010)

Award Presented by: Christopher Lydon

Ann Hood

Novelist, author of Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine

Award Presented by: Tom Perrotta

Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook

Mystery/Crime writer, author of The Fate of Katherine Carr and The Last Talk With Lola Faye

Award Presented by: William Martin

Stephen Burt
Stephen Burt

Poet and critic, author of The Art of the Sonnet and Close Calls with Nonsense.

Award Presented by: Dan Chiasson

Barbara Lynch

Author of Stir: Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition

Award Presented by: Christopher Kimball

 

If you prefer, we would be glad to mail you a paper invitation. Please request one by contacting the Associates Office at Associates@bpl.org or (617) 536-3886. Alternatively, you can print and mail in a reply card.

Have questions about Literary Lights 2011? Contact the organizer

When & Where


The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, 02116

Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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