2016 Literary Orange
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What is Literary Orange?

Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event, bringing together authors, readers and libraries.
On a Saturday morning in April readers from all over southern California make their way to the Newport Marriott to spend the day with their favorite authors. Greetings are exchanged. People catch up. New connections are made. Authors, meanwhile, are readying themselves for their talks. First items: savor a pastry and a cup of coffee. Buy books to be autographed later.

Everyone gathers in the ballroom to hear the first keynote address. Afterwards there is an opportunity to have the author’s books signed and then it’s off to the first panel of your choice.

There are three panel sessions and time after each for book signings. Panel genres range from memoir to mystery, humor, literary fiction and suspense. Each panel is 40 minutes of engaging conversation about the authors’ books and writing processes, with time for audience Q & A.

Lunch is served at mid-day. Conversations fill the ballroom and the second keynote speaker addresses the crowd. After lunch there is one more panel sessions and time for book browsing and purchases.

After the final panel, the day rounds out with the third keynote address. Dessert is served. There is one final opportunity for autographs, sharing words with the authors, and book purchases.

Every April in Newport Beach over 500 fellow readers and over 30 authors gather for a day of authors, readers, and conversation. We have been gathering since 2007 for a day of author talks. Join us this April for Literary Orange.

April 4, 2020

Past Programs
2019 Martha Hall Kelly Tara Conklin Alan Brennert
  Martha Hall Kelly Tara Conklin Alan Brennert
2018 Chris Bohjalian Elizabeth Smart Anna Quindlen
  Chris Bohjalian Elizabeth Smart Anna Quindlen
2017 Melanie Benjamin Debbie Macomber J. Ryan Stradal
  Fannie Flagg Marcia Clark Christina Baker Kline
2016 Melanie Benjamin Debbie Macomber J. Ryan Stradal
  Melanie Benjamin Debbie Macomber J. Ryan Stradal
2015 2015 2015
  Emily St. John Mandel Annabelle Gurwitch
2014 2014 2014
  Ann Hood Marlo Thomas
2013 2013 2013
  J.A. Jance Tatjana Soli
2012 2012 2012
  Paula McLain Lisa See
2011 2011 2011
  Ron Hansen T. Jefferson Parker
2010 2010 2010
  Dean Koontz Karen Joy Fowler