Howard County Library System’s author events are a key component of the HCLS curriculum. Notable, best-selling, and local authors provide customers with enlightening experiences throughout the year. Bringing the community together to celebrate the literary arts is a hallmark of HCLS customer service. Join us for these opportunities to meet one of your favorite authors or discover someone new!
*CANCELED* Meet The Author: Juliet Grames
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia
*This class has been canceled due to the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland and the recommendations from Governor Hogan to practice social distancing, avoid gathering in large groups, and cancel large events.*
From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate.
Juliet Grames' richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them. For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life.
Juliet Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna has been published in ten languages, including Italian.
"The author's grandmother inspired this meaty family saga set in Calabria and Connecticut, crossing two centuries and five generations... In conjuring this absorbing life, Grames has created a satisfying doorstop of a book, rich in detail, tightly written and delightfully easy to get lost in." - The New York Times
"Magically real... Achieves what no sweeping history lesson about American immigrants could: It brings to life a woman that time and history would have ignored." - Washington Post
"Epic in scale and richly detailed... Grames holds the reader under a spell from start to finish." - O, the Oprah Magazine
Books available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS
*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7700.Download to Calendar
Meet the Author: Connie Bowman (ages 4-8) TK
Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Join author Connie Bowman as she reads Super Socks, a book about acceptance, kindness, and differences. Then enjoy movement and sing along activities. Books available for purchase and signing.
Ages 4-8, with adult. Ticket required.
*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.Download to Calendar