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A Slice of Literary Orange

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A Slice of Literary Orange is a series featuring keynote speakers throughout the year at various venues across the county, with no cost for attendees. These events take place at library locations or with the support of community partners.

We continue to celebrate literacy and promote books and reading!  

Click here to view previous year's authors. 

Upcoming events

Jasmine Guillory - LP

Author
Jasmine Guillory

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 6:30pm

Jasmine Guillory is a New York Times bestselling author of novels including The Wedding Date, the Reese's Book Club selection The Proposal, and Drunk on Love. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time, and she is a frequent book contributor on The Today Show.

Books available for purchase. No registration required, all ages welcome. Early arrival suggested.

Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92629

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Aging, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

C.J. Box - Author - LP V.2

Author
C.J. Box

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:30pm

C.J. BOX is the author of twenty-four Joe Pickett novels, eight stand-alone novels, and a story collection. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38, the Western Heritage Award for Literature, and two Spur Awards. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He has been executive producer on shows based on his books, including ABC TV's Big Sky and Joe Pickett on Paramount+.

Complimentary books available, while supplies last.
No registration required. Early arrival suggested.

Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

A.J. Finn - LP

Author
A.J. Finn

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 6:30pm

A.J. Finn is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the global phenomenon The Woman in the Window, which was published in more than forty languages and is the basis for the hit film starring Amy Adams. His second novel, End of Story, will be released in February 2024.

Complimentary books available, while supplies last. No registration required. Early arrival suggested.

Bell Tower Regional Community Center
22232 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

Don Winslow LP

Author
Don Winslow

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 6:30pm

DON WINSLOW has written twenty-one novels, including The Border, The Force, The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine and the highly acclaimed epics The Power of the Dog and The Cartel. In addition to his novels, Winslow has published numerous short stories in anthologies and magazines such as Esquire and LA Times Magazine. His columns have appeared in Vanity Fair, Vulture, Huffington Post, CNN Online, and other outlets.

Complimentary books available, while supplies last.
No registration required. Early arrival suggested.

Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

Past events

Nicola Yoon - Author - LP

Author
Nicola Yoon

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 6:30pm

Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, Everything, Everything, The Sun Is Also a Star, and a co-author of Blackout and Whiteout. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner and the first Black woman to hit #1 on the New York Times Young Adult bestseller list.

Complimentary books available, while supplies last. No registration required, all ages welcome. Early arrival suggested.

Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92629

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Aging, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Silvia Moreno Garcia Website - Author - LP

Author
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In conversation with Marytza Rubio

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6:30pm

SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Gods of Jade and Shadow, Mexican Gothic, and Velvet Was the Night. She has won the Locus, British Fantasy and World Fantasy awards. She writes in a variety of genres including fantasy, horror, noir and historical.

Books available for purchase, courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy. No registration required, all ages welcome. Early arrival suggested.

Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92629

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email ocpl.programs@occr.ocgov.com

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Aging, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.