Literary Orange 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best Selling authors Paula McLain and Lisa See to serve as keynote speakers

IRVINE, Calif., (November 1, 2011) – OC Public Libraries and the UC Irvine Libraries today announced that they are co-hosting the sixth annual Literary Orange on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the UC Irvine Student Center. Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event, where authors, readers and libraries join together for a celebration of literature.

Popular best-selling authors Paula McLain and
Lisa See will serve as keynote speakers, along with over 40 authors of various genres.

Paula McLain is a poet and novelist whose most recent bestseller is The Paris Wife (2011), a fictional account of Ernest Hemingway's first marriage and upstart years in 1920's Paris, as told from the point of view of his wife, Hadley.  Lisa See is the author of Dreams of Joy, which debuted at Number One on the New York Times bestseller list, and of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls.  She has been honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award.

Literary Orange offers attendees and fans the opportunity to engage with an exciting array of authors, purchase books and have them signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Over 40 award-winning authors participate on 14 panels covering a variety of genres including Inspirational and Literary Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, True Crime, Law, War, History, and Memoirs. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments enrich the day-long experience.

General admission for the event is $60 per ticket. Students with I.D. and active duty military personnel are $25. Online registration is available starting Nov. 1 at

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about this year’s Literary Orange program or sponsorships please visit or call 714-566-3055.

Law: Color of Justice
In a Session A panel, "Law: Color of Justice," Prof. Henry Weinstein and Prof. Christopher Tomlins will speak on writing about the law, with Asst. Dean Rex Bossert moderating, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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