Wow! Is one word enough to sum up an entire novel? If so, I think that one would be my choice. WOW!
— Goodreads

15th Annual Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser  

Friday, October 19, 2018

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Downtown)

featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Good Girl

Mary Kubica

In conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer

 

The annual Author’s Luncheon is Words Alive’s signature fundraising event. Celebrating its 15th year, the Author’s Luncheon has featured world renowned authors such as Salman Rushdie, Jodi Picoult, and Isabel Allende. This unique event invites patrons to meet their most beloved authors, while also witnessing an intimate conversation about the author’s life, writing, and featured novel. All while supporting literacy development.    

Integrating both style and intellect, the Author’s Luncheon offers something for everyone with our marketplace, silent auction, and raffle where patrons have the opportunity to win spectacular prizes while directly benefitting children and families throughout Southern California.

Taking place each fall, the Author’s Luncheon is attended by over 400 patrons that include book lovers, philanthropists, educators, civic organizations, and people invested in creating a more literate and thriving San Diego. This intellectual, elegant, and fast-paced fundraising event helps Words Alive raise over $200,000 annually. 

 

Purchase Individual Tickets or Reserve Your Table Today!

 
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About the Author: Mary Kubica

Words Alive is thrilled to announce our 2018 Author's Luncheon author, Mary Kubica.

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of four novels, including The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Don't You Cry, and Every Last Lie.

Her first novel The Good Girl was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014.

Each guest of the Words Alive Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser will receive a copy of Mary Kubica's brand new book coming out in September, When The Lights Go Out.

If you haven’t read Mary Kubica yet, you need to start right this minute...
— Lisa Scottoline, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Join Us at the Marketplace

Before the luncheon and author presentation, please join us at the Marketplace from 10:00am-12:00pm.

The Marketplace will feature our raffle, silent auction, vendors, and a chance to learn about & support each Words Alive program.


Become a 2018 Sponsor

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.

Become a Table Sponsor

Interested in purchasing an entire table at the Author's Luncheon and Fundraiser? Contact Susan Arias at (858) 274-9673 to learn more. 

Questions?

Are you interested in making a donation to our silent auction? Would you like to be more involved with the Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser? Contact Lindsay Marcil at (858) 274-9673 with any questions.


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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.