If you love good books and live in or near Orange County, the only place to be on February 20th is the Orange County Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon. The luncheon will feature Algonquin’s own Robert Goolrick, author of the New York Times best-seller A Reliable Wife, which has sold over 1 million copies; Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of Domestic Work and Native Guard; Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang (one of our favorite books of 2011); and Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me. Goolrick’s new novel, Heading Out to Wonderful, is slated for publication in June.
Lee Smith–Algonquin author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger–will serve as the honorary chair of the luncheon. The luncheon will take place on the afternoon of Monday, February 20th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Carolina Inn and tickets can be purchased on the Orange County Literary Council’s website. The event will be emceed by the always hilarious Daniel Wallace, whose best-selling novel, Big Fish, was just re-published by Algonquin in a new paperback format.
There’s also a Meet the Authors Gala Literary Reception on Sunday, February 19th, from 5:00 – 700 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events!