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Literary Women 2017

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Literary Women 2017

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Table of 10 Apr 14, 2017 $49.00 $0.00
Single Ticket Apr 14, 2017 $49.00 $0.00

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9:30........................ Registration, coffee/muffins
9:50........................ Welcome & Introductions
10:00..................... Sophie Littlefield
10:55...................... Shanthi Sekaran
11:45.....................   Lunch
12:15.....................   Visit/book signing
1:00.......................  Olivia Rathbone
1:50.......................  Elizabth McKenzie
2:40.......................  Visit with the authors, sip something refreshing, and gather autographs.


Meet our 2017 Authors

 

Sophie Littlefield called a “writing machine” by the New York Times, Sophie Littlefield writes historical fiction, thrillers, crime fiction, and young adult novels.  Sophie has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards. Under the pen name Sofia Grant, her new novel, THE DRESS IN THE WINDOW (William Morrow, July 2017) explores the lives of three women who break into the fashion industry after the end of  WWII. Visit www.sophielittlefield.com and www.sofiagrant.com 
 

Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists’ Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesBest New American Voicesand Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children. (Photo by Daniel Grisales)

 

  

Olivia Rathbone honed her writing chops as the lead author and project manager of the award-winning Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook (Chelsea Green Publishing 2015).  Life-long farmer and cook, she spent many years managing the OAEC kitchen and orchestrating innovative meals inspired by seasonal produce from their on-site gardens and orchards. She has a passion for language, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a BA in Speech Science, and is currently the Communications Director for OAEC.  Olivia balances time spent writing on the computer by managing an 8-acre apple orchard and farm in Freestone CA.

 

 

Elizabeth McKenzie’s latest novel is The Portable Veblen, named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus, Elle, and BookPage. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and a longlist finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. She is also the author of MacGregor Tells the WorldStop That Girl, and editor of My Postwar  Life(Photo by Linda Ozaki)

 

  

Books will be on sale throughout the day courtesy of Real Books.

Ticket includes coffee/muffins, and boxed lunch. Lemonade & water will be available with lunch. Wine will be available for purchase. 

 

Boxed Lunch Options (Includes potatoe salad, chocolate brownie, fruit garnish and chips) 
***All sandwiches can be made on gluten free bread***
- Chicken Caesar Salad with a dinner roll
- Turkey Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on honey wheat and oat bread
- Chicken Salad Sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a white bolillo roll
- Vegetarian Sandwich w/ sundried tomato pesto, Swiss, avocado, lettuce, tomato and cream cheese on wheat bread (pesto contains walnuts)

Single tickets ($49) or Tables of 10 ($490).

NO REFUNDS

For questions, call (925) 682-0896.

320 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill CA 94523
www.pleasanthillrec.com


Have questions about Literary Women 2017? Contact Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

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    Perera Pavilion Pleasant Hill Community Center
    320 Civic Drive
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)


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