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Jenny Offill - Library Live

Library Live

Library Live is for adventurous readers who enjoy hearing from established literary figures and emerging talent. Novelists, poets, historians, journalists, biographers, memoirists and more share their ideas firsthand with our community. Participate, engage, and be challenged by our presentations with today’s most gifted scribes.

 

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Jenny Offill

Weather
March 5, 2021 at 6:19pm
General $10 per household // NBPLF Members receive 25% Discount 

Weather (2020) is a darkly funny tour de force about a family and nation in crisis.  Protagonist, Lizzie, works in a university library and was a promising graduate student who dropped out of school to help her brother.  One day a former mentor hires Lizzie to answer mail from her doom-laden Hell and High-Water podcast fans.  As Lizzie fields questions about climate change from all sides, she wonders what it means to keep tending a garden when you’ve seen the flames beyond its walls.  Weather was shortlisted for the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.  Like her other notable novels, Last Things (1999) and Dept. of Speculation (2014), Weather has received much critical acclaim.  www.jennyoffill.com.

Offill will be in conversation with Meg Linton, Chief Executive Officer, Newport Beach Public Library Foundation

 

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Stuart_PalleyStuart Palley

Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 6:19pm
General $10 per household // NBPLF Members receive 25% Discount 

Palley is a photojournalist who has been documenting the California wildfires for the last 6 years.  His book Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night (2018), reveals nature’s response to extreme drought and rising temperatures in the forested areas of the sunshine state.  Being a trained wildland fire fighter, Palley captures his images and stories on the frontlines.  His environmental work has been recognized many times by the prestigious Pictures of the Year International organized by the Donald W. Reynolds Institute for Journalism. Palley has photographed for National Geographic MagazineThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalWIRED, New York Magazine, and The Washington Postwww.stuartpalley.com.

Palley will be in conversation with Douglas McCulloh, Artist and Senior Curator at UCR Arts: California Museum of Photography

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rowleyheadshotSteven Rowley

The Editor
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 6:19pm
General $10 per household // NBPLF Members receive 25% Discount 

Following his bestseller, Lily and the Octopus (2016), Steven Rowley now delivers on the soaring promise of that debut withThe Editor (2019), a stunning exploration of the complicated bonds forged within families, and a tribute to the serendipitous relationships that shape and define us.  After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990’s New York City, Rowley’s protagonist, James Smale, finally sells his novel to a major publishing house.  His editor is none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  With this fictionalized Jackie guiding Rowley’s candidly autobiographical novel, fragile relationships are tested, and dysfunction exposed.  Lily and the Octopus is in development as a feature film at Amazon Studios and The Editor has been optioned by Twentieth Century.  www.stevenrowley.com.

Rowley will be conversation with Samantha Dunn, a senior editor at the Southern California News Group, author, and a creative writing instructor at Chapman University.

*Tickets purchased in Spring 2020 for this event will be honored.


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Event details and RSVP Information: 

  • Location: NBPL Foundation’s ZOOM Webinar Room 
  • Virtual doors open at 6:19pm
  • Virtual presentation followed by Q &A
  • Opportunity to buy a signed copy of the presenters’ publications is made possible by Laguna Beach Books

 Questions? Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw kupshaw@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3818.

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