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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy

We have some fun events planned for you this fall. Please mark your calendars:

Wednesday, October 2:  Join us for lunch with William Kent Krueger! His latest book, This Tender Land was voted the #1 Indie Pick for September and we guarantee that you will love it. Join us at Tin Roof for a fantastic lunch. Buy your tickets today by clicking here.

Thursday, November 7: We have a new event that we are launching with HarperCollins called Romancing Huntington Beach. We have an amazing lineup of romance authors to introduce to you. Tickets and more information will be available soon.

Friday, November 15: Save this date so you don't miss our cocktail party for Victoria Laurie. Victoria is launching a new mystery series featuring two of her favorite characters from her two of her previous mystery series. It is as fun as you would expect! We can't wait for you to read it and celebrate with us. More information soon.

Saturday, November 16: We are hosting a debut conference with publishing partner Kensington Publishing at the Redondo Beach Library. Cozy Con will feature a host of fabulous cozy mystery writers for an afternoon of fun and treats. 

If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone, please call our office at 310.542.6010.


About Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy

Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy (LLL) was founded in 2008 with the goal of introducing readers to selected authors in a personalized setting while meeting other readers in order to build a community of fellow book lovers. We have been proud to introduce talented debut authors of literary fiction and nonfiction to our community. LLL also supports local nonprofit literary organizations doing important work in our community.

Since the program’s start, Ladies, Lunch and Literacy has hosted lunches for an impressive slate of authors, including Emma Donoghue (Room), Katherine Stockett (The Help), Lauren Groff (Monsters of TempletonFates and Furies), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Sue Grafton (U is for Undertow), Meg Wolitzer (The Female Persuasion, Belzhar) and many more. Though we sometimes host established authors, we pride ourselves on identifying debut authors whose work is outstanding and whose careers we will all be reading about in the future!

All attendees receive a signed first edition, helping to create buzz and book group interest in the process. Lunches are held at independently-owned local venues, and proceeds from the event go to support a literacy-related non-profit doing important work in our communities.


Our 2019 Non Profit Literacy Partner

The word ADVOT means ripples in the Hebrew language, change, like ripples in the water, starts small but leads to overwhelmingly positive transformations.

The Advot Project places a strong and intentional emphasis on serving those frequently left out of arts experiences. Youth from underserved backgrounds can benefit greatly from participation in the arts and often do not have access to such opportunities due to factors such as social stigma, financial stresses, lack of information about resources, and/or a sense of not being welcome. By providing workshops directly in their classrooms, working closely with school administration and faculty, and intentionally creating a safe space, the Advot Project is able to break down these barriers and provide students access to important artistic outlets. Students discover personal talents and practice problem solving. They improve their communication skills and reevaluate relationships and behaviors, and they are able to reflect on past behaviors and investigate consequences of their past and current actions.

Learn more about their programs on their website and then come to any of our events and find out how you can help make a difference!

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476749297
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019

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