The Blade and Library announce Fall 2014

Posted Jul 23rd, 2014 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


The Blade and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library are proud to announce the 20thseason of its Authors! Authors! series with a power-packed lineup of authors, which kicks off with news correspondentCokie Roberts (September 3), graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi (October 22) and New York Times mega-bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert (November 19).

Fall 2014 lineup:
· Wednesday, September 3 – Cokie Roberts (Stranahan Theater): The deeply respected and influential New York Times bestselling author and popular ABC and NPR correspondent will discuss her distinguished career, politics, the upcoming election, and her books, including Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation and We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters.
· Wednesday, October 22 – Marjane Satrapi (McMaster Center, Main Library): This Iranian-born, internationally acclaimed graphic novelist, children’s book author, and filmmaker based her modern classic Persepolis on her childhood and early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution and their war with Iraq. She is scheduled to discuss her experience and inspiration, as well as her upcoming career turn as the writer/director of the upcoming film The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick.
· Wednesday, November 19 – Elizabeth Gilbert (Stranahan Theater): The New York Times mega-bestselling author is best known for her work Eat, Pray, Love which spent over 200 weeks on the bestseller list and was made into the equally popular film starring Julia Roberts. Her additional works further confirm her status as a literary powerhouse. Her short story collection Pilgrims won the Pushcart Prize, the biography The Last American Man was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and her most recent book The Signature of All Things has received rave reviews as it continues to hold forth on the bestsellers list.

Tickets for this powerhouse lineup are scheduled to go on sale at all Library locations on Friday, August 1, during normal hours of operation. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

At each program, authors will speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session. Following the program, the featured author will be available to sign copies of their works. Books will be available for purchase at the program from Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

An anticipated treat for the community, Authors! Authors! has welcomed some of the biggest names, straight off the bestsellers lists, for an evening of discussion, Q&A and book signings. Some of the exciting names from past series appearances include David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Nikki Giovanni, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O’Rourke, Donna Brazil, and Sue Grafton to name a few.

For media inquiries please contact Ben Malczewski, Library Humanities Coordinator, and Authors! Authors!/Open Book series Coordinator at Benjamin.Malczewski@toledolibrary.org or 419.259.5193.

For information on tickets, please contact Patti Meyer in Library Marketing at 419.259.5266.

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