2023 2023: Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host 15th Annual Authors Brunch

2023 2023: Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host 15th Annual Authors Brunch
Claire T. Carney Library Associates to host 15th Annual Authors Brunch

The October 15 event to feature Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sara Paretsky, and Adriana Trigiani

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates proudly announces its 15th annual authors' brunch on Sunday, October 15, at 12 p.m. The event will feature three outstanding authors, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sara Paretsky, and Adriana Trigiani.

The event costs $50 for non-CTC Library Associate members, $45 for CTC Library Associate members, and $35 for current UMass Dartmouth students. Reservations are required and can be made online or by contacting Maria Sanguinetti via email or 508-991-5096. Reservations should be made by October 9.

Jacquelyn Mitchard is an American journalist and author. Mitchard began her career as a newspaper reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her weekly column, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, appeared in 125 newspapers worldwide. She holds the distinction of having her book, Deep End of the Ocean, chosen as the first Oprah Winfrey book selection. Mitchard has also won critical acclaim for The Most Wanted Cage of Stars and The Breakdown Lane. She is an alum and distinguished fellow of the Ragdale Foundation.

Sara Paretsky is credited with changing the mystery genre by introducing her female private eye, V.I. Warshawski, in her 1982 novel Indemnity Only. She has written 20 more novels featuring V.I. Warshawski. In her 2007 memoir, Writing in an Age of Silence, Paretsky describes her transition from a Kansas farm girl to a New York Times bestselling author. She has two stand-alone novels, Ghost Country and Bleeding Kansas, and a short story collection entitled Love & Other Crimes. Her books are international bestsellers, appearing in almost 30 languages.

Adriana Trigiani is the best-selling author of 18 fiction and non-fiction books. She wears many hats, distinguishing herself as a playwright, television and movie producer, screenwriter, and director. She has published a novel each year since 2000. Trigiani has written for The Cosby Show and Different World. She produced City Kids, an ABC/Jim Henson production, and Growing Up Funny, a TV special on Lifetime, which garnered an Emmy nomination for Lily Tomlin. In her Big Stone Gap series, Trigiani has written extensively about her experience growing up in an Italian-American family in Appalachia. Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world.

A question and answer session and book signing will follow the talks.

The event will take place in the Marketplace on the main campus. Attendees should park in lot 5. Guests can be dropped off at the entrance to the Marketplace, and an elevator is available.