Out Loud! Author Series Program


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Maureen Corrigan will open this year’s series on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Corrigan is one of America’s most trusted and loved book critics. For more than 20 years, Corrigan has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air. She is also a columnist for The Washington Post and the critic-in-residence at Georgetown University where her courses are very popular, as well as a critic for The Village Voice. She is the author of two books of her own; Leave me Alone I’m Reading and So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Library Journal in 2014. (Register for Corrigan.)

Rainbow Rowell will continue the series on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. Rowell is the New York Times bestselling author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Attachments. Her latest book, Landline, received the Goodreads Choice Award for best fiction in 2014. Her work spans the young adult and adult genres, appealing to people of all ages. Formerly a columnist and ad copywriter at the Omaha World-Herald, Rowell’s two young adult novels,Eleanor & Park and Fangirl were released in 2013 and both were named byThe New York Times as among the best young adult fiction of the year. (Register for Rowell.)

Piper Kerman will finish the series on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. Kerman is the author of the best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black, which was adapted into a critically-acclaimed series of the same name. The memoir chronicles what the author calls her “crucible experience”, the 13-months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Since her release, Kerman has worked tirelessly to promote the cause of prison and criminal justice reform. (Register for Kerman.)

For more information about Out Loud!, visit the Metro Library Network website.