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Literary Soiree

Nov 30, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018 7 - 9pm

The Friends of Upper Dublin Library Literary Soiree

Bringing Readers and Writers Together over Sips and Small Bites.

Friday, 11/30, 7-9p
In UD Township Community Rooms
Tickets $30 per person at udplsoiree2018.brownpapertickets.com

Enjoy a literary evening of wine & hors d’oeuvres while mingling with your neighbors and critically acclaimed best-selling authors. Author Readings! Q&A! Book Sale & Signing!

Guest Authors:

Madeline Miller
Circe – a #1 NYT bestseller

Madeline Miller’s first novel The Song of Achilles was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was also a New York Times Bestseller. It has been translated into over 25 languages. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and won the 2018 Elle Big Book Award. Madeline’s essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Telegraph, Lapham’s Quarterly and NPR.org. She currently lives outside Philadelphia. http://madelinemiller.com/ 


Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge – a National Book Award Finalist

Writer, historian & lecturer, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She also serves as Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City was published by Yale University Press in 2008. She is also the author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge which was a National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction                     https://ericaarmstrongdunbar.com/


Janet Benton
Lilli de Jong – a Library Journal Best Historical Fiction winner

Janet Benton’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She has co-written and edited historical documentaries for television. She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For over twenty years, she has run an editorial business and a writing workshop in Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Lilli de Jong is her first novel and was one of NPRs Best Books of 2017 and Bustle’s 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017. https://janetbentonauthor.com/




Robb Cadigan
Phoenixville Rising

A former advertising copywriter and television executive, Robb Cadigan lives with his wife and two children in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Before becoming a full-time writer, Cadigan shucked oysters, drove a forklift, waited tables, sold clothes, edited TV Guide, and wrote advertisements for products as diverse as shoes, watches, and vacuum cleaners. For thirteen years, he was a marketing and television executive for QVC and helped develop the retailer into the world’s most profitable TV channel.


Tickets $30 per person at udplsoiree2018.brownpapertickets.com
Ticket includes admission, 2 drink tickets for wine, soft drinks & food courtesy of our kind sponsors listed below.

PLUS! With ticket purchase enter for a chance to win a dinner with Madeline Miller prior to the event. See details here.

In partnership with Open Book Book Store

Thank you to our Sponsors
(in alphabetical order, because we’re a library)

Ambler Pizza
Barnes & Noble
CJs Custom Catering & Cafe
Fresh Market
George’s Market
Giant-Maple Glen
Rich’s Deli
Weavers Way Co-op
Zakes Cafe

This event benefits the Upper Dublin Public Library.