Writers LIVE!, the Library’s flagship author event series, returns for another season of bringing the community together with authors and their books. From January to April, a line-up of best-selling, critically acclaimed, award-winning authors from a variety of genres, will discuss their work, chat with you, and sign books. The Library has strived to make this a memorable year by providing something for nearly every reader in our area. Browse the lineup and fill your calendar with plenty of literary events!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.
HAGEN RANCH ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 894-7500
Fri, Jan 11, 2:00 pm
Writers LIVE! Presents: Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian is the best-selling author of twenty books, including, “The Guest Room,” “Close Your Eyes,” “A Light in the Ruins,” and “Midwives,” an Oprah Book Club selection. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies. In his latest novel, “The Flight Attendant,” set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. It is a spellbinding story that has been called a, “Master Class in fiction.” Preregister beginning Fri, Dec 28.
GARDENS BRANCH | Phone: 626-6133
Fri, Jan 18, 2:00 pm
Writers LIVE! Presents: Larry Loftis
Larry Loftis is the international best-selling author of the nonfiction spy thriller, “Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov – World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond,” which has been translated into multiple languages around the world. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Loftis was a corporate attorney and adjunct professor of law. “Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman who became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy,” will be released in early 2019 and tells the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer. Preregister beginning Fri, Jan 04.
Writers LIVE! Presents: Tim Dorsey
Best-selling author Tim Dorsey talks about the latest book in his “Serge Storm” series, “No Sunscreen for the Dead.” This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world – also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau that rocked the community. Dorsey was raised in Riviera Beach and was the metro editor for The Tampa Tribune. A long time library supporter, this is his tenth appearance at Writers LIVE! Preregister beginning Fri, Jan 11.
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm
Jupiter Branch | Phone: 744-2301
Mon, Jan 28, 6:30 pm
Gardens Branch | Phone: 626-6133
LANTANA ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 304-4500
Tue, Jan 29, 6:30 pm
Writers LIVE! Presents: Lynda Cohen Loigman
Acclaimed historical fiction author Lynda Cohen Loigman received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a law degree from Columbia Law School. Her heartfelt debut, “The Two-Family House,” written while a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, tells a multigenerational family saga woven around long buried secrets. The book was an instant hit, receiving praise from the Jewish Book Council, Redbook, and Buzzfeed. “The Wartime Sisters,” her fiercely anticipated second novel, is a mesmerizing tale of sisterhood, sacrifices, and identity set in 1930s Brooklyn and the Springfield Armory during World War II. Cohen resides with her husband and two children in Chappaqua, New York. Preregister beginning Fri, Jan 11.
Visit http://www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019 for the complete lineup and event registration. Please check listings for exact dates, as preregistration dates may vary.
Local, independent booksellers will be providing sales at every event. A percentage of each sale is donated to the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, directly benefiting library services and activities throughout the County. Your support is greatly appreciated!
This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc.