Monday, October 29, 2012

Isabelle Allende--Live

The City of Pomona Public Library, Western University of Health Sciences and its community partners would like to invite you to a very special event on Thursday, November 1, 2012.  Authors Isabel Allende and Sandra Curtis will kick off our 6th consecutive celebration of reading, "Together We Read” with a discussion about the legendary masked swordsman Zorro at the Western University of Health Sciences.

The program begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. featuring music by the City of Pomona Youth Orchestra, followed by and interview and question and answer session with the authors at 7:00 p.m. in Western U’s HEC Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, CA.  David Kipen, former NEA Director of Literature and owner of the bookstore/lending Library Libros Schmibros will be the moderator for this event.

Chilean-American author Isabel Allende wrote the 2005 novel "Zorro," revealing the history behind the legendary masked man Diego de la Vega who overcame adversity to seek justice for the less fortunate. This thrilling tale travels between early California and 18th century Spain.  Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 57 million copies.

Sandra Curtis, author of “Zorro Unmasked: The Official History”, traces the history of Zorro from the first story by Johnston McCulley in 1919 to more recent portrayals in film and print.

Please join us on November 1st for what promises to be a swashbuckling evening! 

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