City of Fullerton
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Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

Susan Straight Coming to Fullerton Main Library
UC Riverside and Novelist to Kick-Off 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series
Contact :Fullerton Public Library    (714) 738-6326
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

U.C. Riverside Professor and novelist Susan Straight comes to Fullerton to speak about her compelling characters and stories set in a richly detailed California.  Straight will be the guest speaker, Sunday, Jan. 13, to kick-off the 2013 Fullerton Public Library’s “Distinguished Speakers Series” featuring best-selling authors.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Fullerton Main Library Community Room, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., adjacent to Fullerton City Hall.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fullerton Public Library and is also supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

Admission is free.

Since writing her first story at the age of 16, Straight has published eight novels and two children’s book. Her short stories and essays have appeared in such publications as “The New York Times” and “Harper’s Magazines.”           

According to Library Director, Maureen Gebelein, “we are excited to kick off the 2013 calendar year with this distinguished speaker. People will enjoy hearing from Susan Straight and will want to have her book autographed after her talk.”

The Fullerton Library “Distinguished Speakers Series,” began in the fall of 2011 after the completion of the Library Expansion/Renovation project. Since then, noted speakers such as Victor Villasenor, Sandra Tsing Loh, Dean Koontz and Luis J. Rodriguez have shared their stories and experiences at the Speakers Series.

After Susan Straight, the Fullerton Main Library is scheduled to host Tatjana Soli on June 2. Soli’s latest work, “The Forgetting Tree,” was recently listed on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012.

For more information, please contact the Fullerton Public Library at (714) 738-6326.