Literary Affairs invites you to an exclusive Beyond the Book event celebrating the release of Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do, Meredith Maran’s compilation of interviews with 20 of America’s best-selling authors. Join us for an intimate conversation over afternoon tea between Julie Robinson, Meredith and two of the New York Times Bestselling authors featured in Why We Write – Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin, The Life and the Legend) and Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale).
This exclusive event will be held February 7th at 2pm at a private home in Beverly Hills.
Tickets are $25, space is limited.
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“I write because the world is an imperfect place, and we behave in an imperfect manner. I want to understand why it’s so hard to be good, honest, loving, caring, thoughtful and generous. Writing is about the only way (besides praying) that allows me to be compassionate toward folks who, in real life, I’m probably not that sympathetic toward. I want to understand myself and others better, so what better way than to pretend to be them?” Terry McMillan 2001