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Spectacular lineup - 2014 Fall Authors! Authors! Series

The Blade and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library are proud to announce the 20th season of its Authors! Authors! series with a power-packed lineup of authors. 

Fall 2014 lineup:

  SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

Marjane Satrapi
(McMaster Center, Main Library)

This Iranian-born, internationally acclaimed graphic novelist, children’s book author, and filmmaker based her modern classic Persepolis on her childhood and early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution and their war with Iraq. She is scheduled to discuss her experience and inspiration, as well as her upcoming career turn as the writer/director of the upcoming film The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick.
 
     
 

Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Gilbert

(Stranahan Theater)

The New York Times mega-bestselling author is best known for her work Eat, Pray, Love which spent over 200 weeks on the bestseller list and was made into the equally popular film starring Julia Roberts. Her additional works further confirm her status as a literary powerhouse. Her short story collection Pilgrims won the Pushcart Prize, the biography The Last American Man was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and her most recent book The Signature of All Things has received rave reviews as it continues to hold forth on the bestsellers list.
 


The Blade and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library are proud to announce the 20th season of its Authors! Authors! series with a power-packed Spring 2015 lineup of authors. The Spring series kicks off with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (March 18), inspiringly follows with award-winning novelist Sandra Cisneros (April 22), and tastefully closes with master chef, author, and educator Chef Jacques Pepin (May 13) who is scheduled to appear with his daughter Claudine.
 

Spring 2015 lineup:

 

Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Isabel Wilkerson

(Main Library, McMaster Center)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Isabel Wilkerson devoted 15 years to the research and writing of The Warmth of Other Suns. She interviewed more than 1,200 people, unearthed archival works and gathered the voices of the famous and the unknown to tell the epic story of the Great Migration, one of the biggest underreported stories of the 20th Century and one of the largest migrations in American history.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times, making her one of the first black women in journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting. She has appeared on national programs such as CBS' "60 Minutes," NPR's "Fresh Air" and PBS' "NewsHour" and "Charlie Rose Show." She taught at Princeton University, Emory University and Boston University and has spoken at more than 100 universities in the United States and in Europe.

   

 
 

Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Sandra Cisneros

(Stranahan Theater)

Sandra Cisneros is the internationally renowned author of several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and, most recently, Have You Seen Marie? (a picture book for adults). A winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she subsequently founded the Latino MacArthur Fellows (Los MacArturos). Additionally, she is the founder of two organizations that serve writers, the Macondo Foundation (now administered by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center) and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. Her distinguished books have won innumerable awards and have been translated into more than 20 languages and published internationally.

Perhaps no truer testament to this renown, The House on Mango Street, a perennial must-read on countless syllabi, is made up of lyrical passages, interconnected vignettes, and meditations and observations that resemble prose poems. It has been compared (notably by the critic Harold Bloom) to the works of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. This structurally and thematically bold work explores the often-violent coming of age of a young Mexican-American woman.

     
 

Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
Chef Jacques Pépin with daughter Claudine
(Stranahan Theater)

It’s debatable whether world renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin has garnished more plates or awards. Among his cooking laurels, including numerous James Beard Awards, he can boast an Emmy and France’s highest civilian decoration Légion d'honneur. One of the original celebrity chefs, Pépin has long appeared on TV cooking shows such as Top Chef and countless Food Network programs - most notably the pioneering and much beloved PBS show Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home with dear friend Julia Child. He has hosted numerous cooking shows since 1997 – many featuring his daughter Claudine – and currently appears in Essential Pépin.

A long time columnist for the The New York Times and Food & Wine, Pépin is the author of 27 bestselling cookbooks. Anthony Bourdain, echoing colleagues and culinary institutes, has called La Technique the Bible of the fundamentals of French Cuisine, while his Fast Food My Way series has converted former fast food junkies into do-it-yourself foodies.

This very special evening will feature Jacques with his daughter Claudine, in what may be called an encore of their Jacques Pépin's Kitchen series. Their unique (and endearingly funny) father/daughter dynamic paired with invaluable cooking instruction from the master will make this a night to remember.

 
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

At each program, authors will speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session. Following the program, the featured author will be available to sign copies of their works. Books will be available for purchase at the program from Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

An anticipated treat for the community, Authors! Authors! has welcomed some of the biggest names, straight off the bestsellers lists, for an evening of discussion, Q&A and book signings. Some of the exciting names from past series appearances include David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Nikki Giovanni, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O’Rourke, Donna Brazil, and Sue Grafton to name a few.

For media inquiries please contact Ben Malczewski, Library Humanities Coordinator, and Authors! Authors!/Open Book series Coordinator at Benjamin.Malczewski@toledolibrary.org or 419.259.5193.

For information on tickets, please contact Patti Meyer in Library Marketing at 419.259.5266.


 

Check out past Authors

Cokie Roberts
September 2014

Henry Winkler
May 2014

Rick Atkinson
May 2014

Zadie Smith
March 2014

Jeff Greenfield
November 2013

Jimmy Santiago Baca
October 2013

Sherman Alexie
September 2013
 

Anna Quindlen
May 2013

 

Richard Norton Smith
April 2013
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Jamaica Kincaid
March 2013
 
 



John Grogan
November 2013
 


Hill Harper
October 2013
 


Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
May 2012


Judy Collins
April 2012
 


Edmund Morris
March 2012
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Lisa See
November 2011
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Steve Pollick
November 2011
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Rudy Maxa
September 2011
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Sebastian Junger
May 2011
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Byron Pitts
April 2011
 



Dick Cavett
March 2011
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Geraldine Brooks
November 2010

 


Alexander McCall Smith
October 2010
 


Jack Hanna
September 2010

 


Lisa Scottoline
May 2010
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Carl Weber
April 2010
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Mike Farrell
March 2010
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Christopher Buckley
November 2009
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Neil Gaiman
October 2009
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Clarence Page
May 2009
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Isabel Allende
April 2009
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Douglas Brinkley
March 2009
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Rick Steves
November 2008
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Donna Brazile
September 2008
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Meg Cabot
June 2008
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Kathy Reichs
May 2008
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Marian Wright Edelman
April 2008
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David Yonke
February 2008
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Jim Trelease
November 2007

 


Joe Klein
October 2007

 


Susan Taylor
September 2007
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Daisy Martinez
May 2007
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Matthew Bogdanos
April 2007

 


Jodi Picoult
March 2007
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David Gergen
November 2006

 


Mercedes Lackey
October 2006
 


Walter Mosley
September
2006


Mike Sallah
May 2006
 



Mitch Weiss
May 2006
 



Khaled
Hosseini

April 2006



Jeff Smith
March 2006


Jon Meacham
November 2005


Sue Monk Kidd
October 2005



Karen Harper
September 2005



Debbie Travis
May 2005



Thomas Cahill
April 2005
 


Edward P.
Jones

March 2005


Nicholas Sparks
November 2004
 


Mick Foley
October 2004
 



Faye
Kellerman

September
2004

 

Jonathan Kellerman
September 2004



Jane Smiley
May 2004
 


Eric Jerome Dickey
April 2004
 


Scott Turow
March 2004
 


Jane Brody
November 2003
 


John C. Moore
October 2003

 


Po Bronson
September
2003
 


Arthur Frommer
May 2003

 


Rachel Naomi
Remen

April 2003
 


Sara Paretsky
March 2003

 


Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
November 2002
 


Bob Woodward
October 2002

 


Sue Grafton
September
2002
 


Bebe Moore Campbell
May 2002
 


Jonathan Kozol
April 2002

 


Michael Medved
March 2002

 


John Updike
November 2001

 


Susan
Stamberg

October 2001
 


Clifton Taulbert
October 2001

 


Carol Higgins Clark
May 2001
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Frank Brady
April 2001
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Mark Shields
March 2001
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David McCullough
November 2000
 



Chris Woodyard
October 2000
 


Terry McMillan
September 2000
 


Lynn Johnston
May 2000

 


Cassandra Danz
April 2000

 


Helen Thomas
March 2000

 


Dr. Bertice
Berry

November 1999
 


Harold Evans
October 1999

 


P.J. O’Rourke
September 1999

 


Jerry Mathers
May 1999

 


Carole Nelson Douglas
April 1999
 


Joyce Carol Oates
March 1999
 


Robert Ballard
November 1998

 


Robert Massie
October 1998

 


Peter Bogdanovich
September 1998
 


Marcy Kaptur
May 1998

 


Chaim Potok
April 1998

 


Roger Caras
March 1998

 


Mary Schiavo
November 1997

 


Judith Viorst
October 1997

 


Barbara Taylor Bradford
September 1997
 


John Berendt
May 1997

 


Jack Torry
April 1997

 


Nikki Giovanni
March 1997
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Ray Bradbury
November 1996


 


Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels
October 1996
 


Bil Keane
September 1996


 


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
May 1996

 


Christine Brennan
April 1996
 


Michael Beschloss
March 1996

 


Jim Rogers
November 1995

 


Henry Haller
October 1995

 


David
Halberstam

September 1995
 


Mary Alice Powell
May 1995

 


Julie & David Eisenhower
April 1995
 


James Lovell
March 1995

 


Steve Pollick
February 1995

 


Juan Williams
October 1994

 


Bob Arnot
September 1994
 


Bob Greene
May 1994
 


James Humes
April 1994
 


Mary Higgins Clark
March 1994


Doris Kearns Goodwin
February 1994