Whittier College News Release
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
Feb 14, 2003
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Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216
“Meet the Authors” at
Meet the Authors and
Bookfaire at Whittier College
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, March 22
The Ruth B. Shannon Center
for the Performing Arts
6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier
$45 per person, lunch
Composer, singer and children’s author Barney Saltzberg (The Soccer Mom from
Outer Space) and mystery writer Susan Straight (Highwire Moon) are
the keynote speakers for this third annual event, sponsored by the Friends of
the Shannon Center at Whittier College.
Other authors on tap
include Jennifer Allen (Fifth Quarter, the Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s
Daughter), Heilie Lee (Still Life with Rice), Carol Muske-Dukes (Life
After Death), Stephen Citron (biographies of Stephen Sondheim, Andrew
Lloyd-Webber and Jerry Herman), Kris Neri (Dem Bones’ Revenge), and April
Wayland (Girl Coming in for a Landing).
As the title of the event
says, attendees will have a chance to meet the authors and hear them discuss
their work in morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Copies of many of the
books will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the Bookfaire will benefit
the Friends of the
at Whittier College, which provides funding for the Shannon Center and the music
and theatre arts departments at the college.
Tickets are $45 each and include lunch. Tickets and information are available
by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.