Literary Lions Gala

When: 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009

Where: Bellevue Regional Library

1111 – 110th NE, Bellevue, WA


(for directions to library)

Why: 1. Celebrate the contributions of 30 talented Northwest authors.

2. Raise awareness and funds for literacy outreach programs that help create a community of readers.

What: A rotating array of authors at your dinner table! See the list below. How can you go wrong with this crowd?

After the program, take advantage of your final opportunity to bid on items before the silent auction closes. And enjoy chocolates, coffee, and champagne while you stock up on more books and chat with the authors.

Who: Our 2009 Literary Lions!

Greg Atkinson – West Coast Cooking

Chelsea Cain – Sweetheart

Deb Caletti – The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

Dia Calhoun – Avielle of Rhia

Janet Lee Carey – Dragon’s Keep

Jo Dereske – Index to Murder

Robert Dugoni – Wrongful Death

G.M. Ford – Nameless Night

Lorie Ann Grover – Hug Hug!

Michael Gruber – The Forgery of Venus

Thor Hanson – The Inpenetrable Forest

Peg Kehret – Stolen Children

Julie Larios – Imaginary Menagerie

Kirby Larson – Hattie Big Sky

Skye Moody – Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam

Cynthia Nims – Rover’s: Recipes from Seattle’s Chef in the Hat

Nancy Pearl – Book Crush: For Kids and Teens

Julia Quinn – Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

George Shannon – Rabbit’s Gift

Jennie Shortridge – Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe

Garth Stein – The Art of Racing in the Rain

Indu Sundaresan – In the Convent of Little Flowers

Susan Wiggs – Just Breathe

For more information, please contact Claire Wilkinson at or 425-369-3448.