Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634
Feb 14, 2003        

Reference: 02/03: 57           
Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216

“Meet the Authors” at Whittier College 

WHAT:                        Meet the Authors and Bookfaire at Whittier College

WHEN:                   8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, March 22

WHERE:                      The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

                             6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier

COST:                         $45 per person, lunch included

ADD:                    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 Shannon Center at Whittier College, which provides funding for the Shannon Center and the music and theatre arts departments at the college.

INFORMATION:      Tickets are $45 each and include lunch.  Tickets and information are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.

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