Events

Mar 17, 2016

Lunch for Libraries with Paula McLain

Mar 17, 2016 • 11:30 am • Overture Center for the Arts • 201 State Street, Madison, WI • $125

BMO Harris presents New York Times and international best-selling historical fiction writer Paula McLain, who will headline Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Thursday, March 17, at Overture Center for the Arts.

TICKET SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ATTENDING THE EVENT, CALL THE FOUNDATION OFFICE AT 266-6318. 

McLain has found her niche in female-focused historical fiction, through which she imaginatively relives the lives of notable women from the past. "Circling the Sun," released in July, is a fictionalized account of glamorous aviator Beryl Markham’s life in Kenya in the 1920s. At age 18, Markham was the first woman to earn a professional racehorse trainer license. In 1936, in the face of fierce storms and wind, she was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to North America.

“Circling the Sun” was preceded by McLain’s 2011 bestseller “The Paris Wife,” which offers a glimpse of what life may have been like for Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley. 

The event begins at noon. Individual tickets are limited and will be $125 each, including a signed hardcover copy of “Circling the Sun.”  Click here for sponsorship materials.  If you are interested in being a Table Captain (hosting a table of eight), see information here. please call 608.266.6318 for details. 

As part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, Ms. McLain will give a free public book talk at Central Library on the evening of Thursday, March 17. 

Lunch for Libraries proceeds support the Wisconsin Book Festival. $85 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Madison Public Library Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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