Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser  

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Downtown)

featuring

emma donoghuE

Popular novelist, playwright, literary historian, screenwriter, and author of the international mega-hit, Room. Adapted for the screen by Dr. Donoghue, the hit film was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress.

In conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer

Doors open at 10:00am, lunch served at noon, celebration ends at 2:00pm.

Tickets

Individual tickets are on sale now. Your purchase of a ticket supports a student with Words Alive for the entire school year and you will enjoy a great afternoon out and a signed copy of Akin.

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Marketplace

The Words Alive Marketplace will open at 10AM. Join us to bid on over 50 incredible silent auction packages, take your chances to win an opportunity drawing prize, and shop to support your favorite San Diego nonprofit: Words Alive!

Table Sponsors

Sponsoring or reserving a table at our Words Alive Author’s Luncheon & Fundraiser not only gives you a great seat at a fantastic event, it also helps support our programs. A $2,500 donation provides 7 weeks of Family Literacy for 25 families.

Individual tickets will go on sale Monday, July 8th.

Contact Susan Arias to make your reservations or for questions about how to split a table: (858) 274-9673.

Sponsors

Words Alive is committed to creating a sponsorship experience that best represents your partnership with us. Contact Christina Meeker at (858) 274-9673 to learn about our different packages.

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About the Author: Emma Donoghue

Words Alive will host Emma Donoghue – wildly popular novelist, playwright, literary historian, screenwriter, and author of the international mega-hit, Room. Adapted for the screen by Dr. Donoghue, the hit film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress, for which star Brie Larson won.

Guests of the Words Alive Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser will receive a copy of Emma Donoghue’s brand-new book, Akin, coming out in September. Akin follows a retired chemistry professor and his eleven-year-old great-nephew from New York on their journey to the French Riviera to unearth his mother's wartime secrets.


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Thank you to Warwick's for making the author presentation possible.

Thank you to Warwick's for making the author presentation possible.