Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Literary Guild of Orange County: Festival of Women Authors

Deanna Cameron on her blog Writely So, posted a reminder about the upcoming Literary Guild of Orange County's Festival of Women Authors.

She writes:

The festival, which will be celebrating its 16th year when it returns on Saturday, May 9, has become one of the region’s pre-eminent literary events, pulling in top name speakers in fiction and non-fiction for a daylong event that includes a sit-down luncheon, autographing sessions and breakout panels. Because only 500 festival tickets are sold, participants who love this event know they must sign up early if they want to get a seat before the event sells out.

And this year is shaping up to be one that definitely shouldn’t be missed.

The Emmy-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts will be the keynote speaker in the morning, followed by the award-winning mystery author S.J. Rozan. Breakout sessions will offer participants an opportunity to hear from authors Zoe Ferraris (FINDING NOUF, an L.A. Times First Fiction award nominee), Harley Jane Kozak (A DATE YOU CAN’T REFUSE), Michelle Latiolais (A PROPER KNOWLEDGE, and co-director of UCI’s prestigious creative writing program), Sonia Nazario (“Enrique’s Journey,” Los Angeles Times) and Marisa Silver (THE GOD OF WAR, an L.A. Times Fiction award nominee). The afternoon will feature the award-winning poet and novelist Marisa De Los Santos (BELONG TO ME).

The cost of the event is $70 per participant, and it will take place at the Irvine Marriott Hotel (18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine).

For more information, you can visit the event's Facebook page or download a registration form at

Registration is now open, so act quickly if you plan to attend.

She adds that they may sell out by this weekend, so if you're planning to go, make sure to reserve your spot.

1 comment:

DeAnna Cameron said...

Thank you for helping us get the word out!

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