Defining Self, Defining Home
The Search for Personal and Cultural Identity in a Changing World
October 17 & 18, 2015 - The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
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The Beverly Hills Literary Escape is an exciting weekend of unique events designed for the discerning reader. Offering insider access to the country's most sought after authors amid the luxury of Beverly Hills, BHLE presents an intersection of literary culture and entertainment filled with great food, wine and, of course, books. Akin to European cafe culture and the days of the Algonquin Round Table, The Beverly Hills Literary Escape gives participants "green room" VIP access to leading authors in intimate settings and trendy venues.
Escape to Beverly Hills for a "Red Carpet" weekend where authors are the celebrities, book lovers are the VIPs and literary culture is exciting and entertaining for everyone.
Past Authors Include
Katie Arnoldi - Aimee Bender - Sylvia Boorstein - Geraldine Brooks - Carol Rifka Brunt - Ethan Canin - Scott Cheshire - Michael Cunningham - Andre Dubus III - Emma Donoghue - Heidi Durrow - Karen Essex - Deanna Fei - Karen Joy Fowler - David Gilbert - Alex Gilvarry - Robert Goolrick - Lauren Groff - Nancy Horan - Michelle Huneven - Hillary Jordan - Michael Krasny - Alice LaPlante - Eric Lax - Chang-rae Lee - Dinah Lenney - Margot Livesey - Anthony Marra - Colum McCann - Andrew McCarthy - Martha McPhee - Liz Moore - Joseph O'Neill - Ruth Ozeki - Gin Phillips - Will Schwalbe - John Burnham Schwartz - Maria Semple - Dani Shapiro - Mona Simpson - Marisa Silver - Brando Skyhorse - Tatjana Soli - Louise Steinman - Susan Straight - Hannah Tinti - Gail Tsukiyama - David Ulin - Thrity Umrigar - Luis Alberto Urrea - Abraham Verghese - Tobias Wolff - Meg Wolitzer
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
– The Catcher in the Rye