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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Don't Miss Your Moment With Susan Orlean

By Antonia Crane


It's a Writing Pad miracle: Susan Orlean is coming to Writing Pad on Thursday, November 1st from 8-9:30p.m. for a fireside chat. Do you want to know how to twist one life changing moment into a bestselling book? Of course you do. This is one of those moments. Don't miss yours. Seize this opportunity to grow as a writer and hear a literary icon speak about her process

Here's the deal: Susan  has been a staff writer for the New Yorker for 20 years. She is an award-winning author who turns journalistic scoops into literary gold. In 1999, Susan parlayed her exposé of high-end flower poaching in the Florida Everglades into a New York Times bestseller with The Orchid Thief which was the inspiration for the Oscar wining movie Adaptation.  More recently, she created another bestseller with her investigation into the exotic world of a canine film star in Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Come hear Susan share her thoughts on everything from the art of storytelling, being a staff writer at The New Yorker, to being portrayed on screen by actress Meryl Streep!

After the chat, we will be gathering for a snack and drink or two. That's right, snacks, champagne, and the company of an amazing novelist! What more could you ask for? Click here to grab a spot before the event sells out! 

From Exposés To Epic Tales: A Fireside Chat with Susan Orlean 
Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Event Only: $20
(Includes snacks and champagne)
Event and Copy of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend: $32
(Includes event price, paperback, snacks and champagne)
Location: Writing Pad East (Downtown LA at the Corner of 7th and Santa Fe)

Here's a little more about Susan Orlean:
Susan Orlean is the bestselling author of eight books, including My Kind of Place, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Saturday Night and Lazy Little Loafers. In 1999, she published The Orchid Thief, a narrative about orchid poachers in Florida, which was made into the Oscar-wining movie, Adaptation, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. In 2011, her book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, an account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to international icon, was a New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. It won the Ohioana Book Award and the Theatre Library Association’s Richard Wall Memorial Award. Susan has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1992. Her work can be found in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Outside, Smithsonian, and The New York Times. Orlean graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003. In 2012 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan.

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