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Thursday, March 3, 2011

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND UC IRVINE LIBRARIES TO CO-HOST FIFTH ANNUAL LITERARY ORANGE

Best Selling authors T. Jefferson Parker and Ron Hansen to serve as keynote speakers

IRVINE, Calif., (March 3, 2011) – OC Public Libraries and the UC Irvine Libraries today announced that they are co-hosting the fifth annual Literary Orange on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the UC Irvine Student Center. Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event, where authors, readers and libraries join together for a celebration of literature.

Popular best-selling author T. Jefferson Parker will serve as a keynote speaker, and will be joined by critically acclaimed author and creative writing professor Ron Hansen, as a second keynote, along with over 40 authors of all genres.

“We are thrilled with the caliber and depth of this year’s line-up of authors, starting with our fabulous keynote speakers,” said Paula Bruce, OC Public Libraries Assistant County Librarian. “Local author T. Jefferson Parker is a three-time Edgar Award winner whose latest best-selling novel, Iron River, was recently nominated for the prestigious Hammett Prize. Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of many novels including Atticus, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award that was made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. These two popular authors are sure to attract a lot of interest from the southern California community and beyond.”

Literary Orange offers attendees and fans the opportunity to engage with an exciting array of authors, purchase books and have them signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Over 40 award-winning authors will participate on 18 panels covering a variety of genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Journalism, Romance, Children’s Books, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, and Poetry, along with new panels on fantasy, the literature of war (featuring Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Jim Sheeler), travel, Latino fiction, and a panel featuring literary agents. A continental breakfast, banquet-style lunch and afternoon refreshments enrich the day-long experience.

“This is a fantastic event for the campus and community to come together and enjoy,” said Julie Sully, Interim Director of Development for the UCI Libraries, one of the event’s co-organizers. “As UCI and the surrounding region are becoming more aware of this dynamic literary festival, and the opportunity to spend quality time with authors, we anticipate an even higher turnout of devoted fans.”

General admission for the event is $60 per ticket. Students with I.D. and active duty military personnel are $25. Online registration is available at www.literaryorange.org and further information and registration forms may be found at all Orange County Public Libraries and the UCI Libraries.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about this year’s Literary Orange program or sponsorships please visit www.literaryorange.org or call 949-824-4658.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010:

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND UC IRVINE LIBRARIES TO CO-HOST FOURTH ANNUAL LITERARY ORANGE

Best Selling authors Dean Koontz and Karen Joy Fowler to serve as keynote speakers

IRVINE, Calif., (January 19, 2010) – Orange County Public Libraries and the UC Irvine Libraries today announced that they are co-hosting the fourth annual Literary Orange on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the UC Irvine Student Center. Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event, where authors, passionate readers and committed libraries join together for a day-long celebration of literature in all its guises.

“We are thrilled with the caliber and depth of this year’s line-up of authors, starting with our fabulous keynote speakers,” said Paula Bruce, OCPL Assistant County Librarian. Dean Koontz is one of the best-selling authors of all time and an Orange County resident, and Karen Joy Fowler has developed a cult of admirers after the success of her Jane Austen Book Club novel and film. These two popular authors are sure to attract a lot of interest from the southern California community.

Literary Orange offers attendees and fans the opportunity to engage with an exciting array of authors, purchase books and have them signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Over 50 award-winning authors will participate on 15 panels covering a variety of genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Journalism, Romance, Children’s Books, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, and Poetry, along with new panels on OC Noir, History, and Motivation. A continental breakfast, banquet-style lunch and afternoon refreshments enrich the day long experience.

“This is a fantastic event for the campus and community to come together and enjoy,” said the UCI Libraries’ Julie Sully, one of the event’s co-organizers. “As UCI and the surrounding region are becoming more aware and engaged in this dynamic literary festival, we anticipate an even higher turnout of devoted fans. And with the lower ticket price this year, they are getting a real value for their money.”

General admission for the event has been reduced to $60 per ticket, and students with I.D. are $25. Online registration is now available at www.literaryorange.org and further information and registration forms may be found at all Orange County Public Libraries and the UCI Libraries.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about Literary Orange or sponsorships please visit www.literaryorange.org or contact Michael Farino at 949-855-3555.


Saturday, January 28, 2009:

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND UC IRVINE LIBRARIES TO CO-HOST THIRD ANNUAL LITERARY ORANGE

IRVINE, Calif., (January 28, 2009) – OC Public Libraries (OCPL) and the UC Irvine Libraries today announced that they are co-hosting the third annual Literary Orange on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the UC Irvine Student Center. Literary Orange 2009 is Orange County’s premier literary event, where authors, passionate readers and committed libraries join together for a day-long celebration of literature in all its guises.

“This year’s Literary Orange promises to deliver an exciting day full of substantive and lively interactions with outstanding writers of all genres,” said Helen Fried, County Librarian. “We have several confirmed best-selling and award-winning authors scheduled to present keynote speeches.”

The annual event allows attendees and fans the opportunity to engage with an array of authors, have their books signed, ask questions, and learn more about the writing and publishing processes. The event will feature a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments, discussion panels, book signings and keynote speeches from award winning author and UCI fiction program director Ron Carlson, writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh and best selling author and TV producer Stephen J. Cannell. The line up of award-winning authors will be broken up into panels. Each panel will cover a specific genre of writing, including: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Children’s Books, Mystery, Horror, Food, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, Young Adult, Poetry and Suspense.

“We are thrilled to partner again with the OCPL on this exciting event for the Orange County literary community,” said Gerry Munoff, UCI university librarian. “This year's program is the most dynamic yet, and we’re very excited that it will be held here at UCI.”

General admission for the event is $75 per ticket, and students with I.D. are $35. The price of admission includes a catered breakfast, snacks and a luncheon featuring keynote speeches. Registration forms are available at all OC Public Library branches and the UCI Libraries, or online at www.literaryorange.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about Literary Orange or sponsorships please visit www.literaryorange.org or contact Michael Farino at 949-855-3555.


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