Lunch for Libraries with Richard Russo
Lunch for Libraries is sold out for individual tickets. To put your name on the waitlist, please email Francesca Rodriquez firstname.lastname@example.org. We will know more about available tickets on April 1st. If you are a guest of a table captain, you may continue to purchase your ticket online. If you are interested in the event, but weren't able to get tickets on time, please visit this site for information on Russo's public event on April 18th at 7 p.m.
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for community members who are committed to our libraries to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries.
This year's lunch will feature the Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author of Empire Falls, Richard Russo. Russo will join us on Tuesday, April 18 at the Overture Center for the Arts to discuss his newest novel, Everybody's Fool.
Russo is a masterful novelist who has an uncanny sense of the way life works in the gritty industrial towns of the American Northeast. His previous works include eight novels, two collections of short stories, and a memoir.
In Everybody's Fool, set 10 years after Nobody's Fool, Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human.
11:30 a.m.: Check-in, each guest will receive a pre-signed copy of Everybody's Fool
12:00 p.m.: Lunch by Catering a Fresco. The entree will be a Southwest Steak Salad, and there will be a vegetarian option with portobello mushrooms. Please contact email@example.com ahead of time if you would like the vegetarian option.
1:15 p.m.: Russo will be availabe for signing and personalization
Thank you to our 2017 Lunch for Libraries Table Captains:
Gail Ambrosius Deb Neff
Rich Arnesen Carol Prochaska
Nancy Carpenter Natalie Rew
Jessica Carrier Jon Reneau
Rick Chandler Tanya Salman
Connie Clune Leah Sandholm
Jenni Collins Orange Schroeder
Tom DeChant Miriam Simmons
Vikki Enright Al Friedman & Susan "Cookie" Tikalsky
Carol Froistad John & Carol Toussaint
Susan Goodwin Bill White
Jeanne Grist Mary Wall Yeager
Shannon Henry Kleiber
Interested in being a table captain at Lunch for Libraries or sponsoring the event ? Email Francesca Rodriquez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds of Lunch for Libraries will benefit the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Public Library system. $95 of each ticket is tax deductable.
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