Worcester Free Public Library

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Booked for the Evening:
A Celebration of Authors
to benefit the Worcester Public Library
presented by
Worcester Public Library Foundation
Hanover Insurance Group

Please join us for an exquisite evening of fabulous food, wine, and conversation with some of your favorite authors at the historic Worcester Country Club! Receive a copy of one of the featured authors' latest books, and bid on an item at our silent auction. Book yourself for a truly unique event on Worcester's social calendar!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (open bar)
Dinner and Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Worcester Country Club
One Rice Lane
Festive attire
Silent Auction
$100 per ticket
Proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Worcester Public Library
and the One City, One Library initiative.


Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels: All This Talk of Love, a New York Times Editors' Choice, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. Each of his novels centers on the immigrant experience of Italian Americans. Christopher is the artistic director of Grub Street, the second largest independent center for creative writing in the United States.

Kevin Cullen is a Boston Globe columnist and author of Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice. Over his 17 years with the Globe, Kevin has worked as a law enforcement reporter and legal affairs correspondent, London bureau chief and European correspondent. In 2003, he was a member of the investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal.

Hallie Ephron is the author of suspense thrillers There Was an Old Woman and Never Tell a Lie, which was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network. Born and raised in Beverly Hills and now a Boston resident, Hallie is the daughter of screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron, who wrote such classics as Desk Set and Carousel

Having studied folklore and mythology at Harvard University, Worcester native Eleni N. Gage is obsessed with cultural rituals and traditions, a fascination which informs both her travel memoir North of Ithaka, which takes place in Greece, and her first novel, Other Waters, which is set partly in India. A graduate of the Bancroft School, Eleni is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared on the covers of Travel+Leisure, Town & Country Travel, and Real Simple.

New York Times bestselling novelist Elin Hilderbrand is the author of twelve novels, including Summerland, Beautiful Day, and The Surfing Lesson. With more than one million copies of her books in print, Elin has been dubbed the "Queen of the Summer Novel."

Monica Wood is the author of When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, a New England bestseller and Oprah magazine summer-reading pick. Monica, who now lives in Portland, Maine, also wrote Any Bitter Thing, Ernie's Ark, Secret Language, and My Only Story, andconducts a writing program for women at the Maine Correctional Center.

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