Authors 2016/17

John Irving

Monday, September 26, 2016

American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Author of The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules

Lauren Groff

Monday, November 14, 2016

National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of Fates and Furies and The Monsters of Templeton

Anthony Doerr

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer. Author of All The Light We Cannot See and Four Seasons in Rome

Mary Karr

Monday, March 13, 2017

Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Memoirist and Poet. Author of The Liar’s Club and The Art of Memoir

Julia Alvarez

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dominican-American novelist, essayist, and poet. Author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies

News & Happenings

The Pen & Podium Book Club for Mary Karr is full. Please email us at to be placed on the waitlist.

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The 2016/17 Pen & Podium Series is SOLD OUT. Click here to sign up for the Early Bird Ticket Information email for next season. There are a very limited amount of single tickets available for both Mary Karr and Julia Alvarez. Please click here to see availability.


Anthony Doerr – February 6, 2017

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