Date(s) - Tue, Mar 4, 2014
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
The National Council of Jewish Women hosts a luncheon on Tuesday, March 4th at Trento Restaurant, 3600 N. Capital of Texas Highway from 11:15am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:15-11:45; program starts at 11:45). Sarah Bird will be our guest speaker.
Sarah is the author of eight novels. The ninth, Above the East China Sea, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in Spring 2014. Sarah has been selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers series; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list; Elle Magazine Reader’s Prize; People Magazine’s Page Turners; Library Journal’s Best Novels; and a National Magazine Silver Award for her columns in Texas Monthly. In 2012, Sarah was voted Best Austin Author for the fourth time by the readers of the Austin Chronicle; was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame; and received the Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Austin Library Foundation. In 2013, she was selected to be The University of Texas’ Libraries Distinguished Author speaker and was featured on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour.
She has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT, Hemdale Studio, and several independent producers. Sarah’s screen adaptation of her sixth novel, The Flamenco Academy, is currently in development as well as two original screenplays. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, Salon, O Magazine, and is a columnist for Texas Monthly. Sarah, who moved all over the world growing up with her air force family, lives in Austin, Texas.
The cost is $20 for NCJW members and $22 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.