Dinner with an Author with Robin Black
Our popular “Dinner with an Author” is back! Join us for dinner and a conversation with author Robin Black about her novel Life Drawing, her new book, and about the writing life.
DATE: Wednesday, June 15
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: Park Plates Restaurant, Elkins Park, PA
Dinner with an Author will take place in the private dining room of Park Plates Restaurant. Our guest of honor will be author Robin Black, who will join us for dinner and a discussion of her novel Life Drawing. She will also tell us about her new book Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing And Life Collide and about the writing life in general. During the discussion, we will enjoy a delicious 3-course meal from Park Plates. The menu is described below.
All guests are asked to read Life Drawing in advance so they can fully participate in the discussion. Attendance is limited to 14 guests. Park Plates is BYOB.
Dinner plus one book: $75
Dinner plus two books: $90
Note: Attendees may select Robin’s novel, Life Drawing, which we will be discussing at the dinner. Attendees may also select Robin’s newest book, Crash Course: Essays from Where Writing and Life Collide. Or they may select both.
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ABOUT LIFE DRAWING
Augusta Edelman, Gus to her friends, is a painter, a wife, and not always the best judge of her own choices—one of which was bad enough that Gus and her husband, Owen, have fled their longtime city home and its reminders of troubling events. Now, three years into their secluded country life, Gus works daily on the marriage she nearly lost, discovers new inspiration for her art, and contemplates the mysteries of a childhood tragedy. But this quiet, healing rhythm is forever shattered one hot July day, when a stranger moves into the abandoned house next door, and crosses more boundaries than just those between their lands. This debut novel is a fierce, honest, and moving portrait of a woman grappling with her fate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Black’s story collection, If I loved you, I would tell you this, was a finalist for the
Frank O’Connor International Story Prize, and named a Best Book of 2010 by numerous publications. Her novel, Life Drawing, was longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the Impac Dublin Literature Prize, and the Folio Prize. Her newest book is Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing And Life Collide. Robin lives in Philadelphia with her husband, and will begin teaching in the Rutgers-Camden MFA Program, Fall 2016.
Watercress and arugula salad with toasted pistachios, Manchego and a sherry vinaigrette
Anchovy hummus with zatar toasts
Yogurt batter-fried chicken with honey curry glaze, feta orzo and fennel slaw Yogurt battered chicken
Rosemary salmon and Kalamata olive butter with roasted garlic, chickpea hash and warm watercress salad
Cinnamon donuts with raspberry cream
*Vegetarian, gluten-free, and options for other dietary restrictions are available upon request
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NOTE: All tickets are non-refundable.