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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 26th annual Literary Lights dinner -- a black tie event honoring distinguished writers from the Northeast. Please see below for event details and this year's honorees.

Literary Lights 2014

The Associates of the Boston Public Library

Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Literary Lights 2014

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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
Silver Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $7,500.00 $9.95
Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $4,750.00 $9.95
Benefactor Ticket
Includes an invitation to the Authors' Reception
Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
Patron Ticket Ended $750.00 $9.95
Individual Ticket Ended $475.00 $9.95
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Event Details

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 26th annual Literary Lights dinner – a black tie event honoring distinguished writers from the Northeast and their contributions to literature. 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 13th, 2014 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:

 

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen GreenblattLiterary Lights Keynote Speaker

Harvard professor, scholar, literary critic, and author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

Presented by: Joseph Koerner

 Charles Coe

Charles Coe

Poet, book reviewer, jazz and popular vocalist, and author of Picnic on the Moon and All Sins Forgiven

 

Presented by: Dan Chiasson 

 Tina Howe

Tina Howe

Playwright, teacher, and author of Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances and Pride's Crossing

 

Presented by: Lydia Diamond

 Charles C. Mann

Charles C. Mann

Journalist and author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

 

Presented by: Nathaniel Philbrick

 Stewart O’Nan

Stewart O’Nan

Novelist and author of Last Night at the Lobster, Songs for the Missing, and The Odds

 

Presented by: Joseph Finder 

 Edith Pearlman

Edith Pearlman

Short story writer and author of Binocular Vision, How to Fall, and Love Among Greats

 

Presented by: Elinor Lipman 

 

 

In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of these six writers, the evening also raises money for the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the Associates of the Boston Public Library's operations. The Associates created the McCullough Fund in 2001 to provide a consistent source of funding for the conservation and preservation of books, manuscripts, works of art and historic documents in the BPL's Special Collections.

 

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. Please also contact us with any questions about this event or regarding sponsorship opportunities. Thank you.

Have questions about Literary Lights 2014? Contact The Associates of the Boston Public Library

When & Where


Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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The Associates of the Boston Public Library

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, musical scores, works of art, and items of significant historic interest. The organization is committed to ensuring continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.


Over the past 42 years, the Associates has been the creator and underwriter of a wide array of programs, designed to heighten public awareness of the Library's vast free educational resources. These programs include art and architecture tours, readings, lectures, curatorial evenings, exhibitions, music events, and an annual residency for an emerging children's writer. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Fund, a fund dedicated to conserving photographs, prints and drawings of historic importance.

 

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