Literary Orange 2019

Literary Orange 2019




Best-selling authors Tara Conklin, Martha Hall Kelly and Alan Brennert

to serve as keynote speakers at this sold out event

Newport Beach, Calif. (April 2, 2019) – OC Public Libraries will be hosting its thirteenth annual Literary Orange event at the Newport Beach Marriott on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. This premier literary event brings together over 500 attendees, including authors, readers and libraries for a celebration of literature. Tickets for this year’s event went on sale in January and sold out in the first three days.

Popular best-selling authors Tara Conklin, Martha Hall Kelly and Alan Brennert will serve as keynote speakers, along with over 50 authors of various genres. 

Tara Conklin is a writer and former lawyer. Her first novel, The House Girl, was a New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick, and Target book club pick. It has also been translated into 8 different languages. Martha Hall Kelly is the author of Lilac Girls, which became a New York Times bestseller the week it was published in April 2016. The prequel, Lost Roses, is being released this month. Alan Brennert is the author of Honolulu and Moloka'i, which won the 2006 Bookies Award for the Book Club Book of the Year. His additional accolades include an Emmy Award and a People’s Choice Award for his work as a writer-producer on the television series L.A. Law. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Teleplay of the Year.

Literary Orange offers attendees multiple opportunities to engage with an exciting array of authors, including purchasing and signing of books, asking questions, and learning about the writing process. There will be 15 panel discussions covering a variety of genres including Inspirational and Literary Fiction, Mystery, Genealogy, History, Memoirs, and more. More information is available at