OKLAHOMA CITY – Worldwide bestselling author Lisa Scottoline will be the guest speaker at the Library Endowment Trust’s 15th annual Literary Voices™ dinner.
The event will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club at 7:00 p.m. Early bird tickets are $150 each, but will increase to $175 on January 1. The chairs for the event are Karen Delaney and Gail Huneryager.
Lisa Scottoline’s legal thrillers have been described as “punchy, wisecracking thrillers” and her writing style as “one of the best-branded franchise styles in current crime writing.” Her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, became a bestseller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction.
Scottoline’s novels are known for their emotionality and their warm and down-to-earth characters, which resonate with readers and reviewers long after they have finished the books. Scottoline’s most recent book, Damaged, was included in PEOPLE magazines “Best New Books” list on August 29, 2016.
While most people may recognize her writing as a top legal thriller author, many people don’t know that Scottoline writes a weekly newspaper column with her daughter called “Chick Wit” which is a fun take on life from a women’s perspective. These stories have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs include their latest book, I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places.
The Literary Voices dinner benefits the Library Endowment Trust, whose funds support services and programs of the Metropolitan Library System. This year's event will also include the presentation of the Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award.
For information on buying tickets or sponsoring, please call Heather Zeoli with the Metropolitan Library System at (405) 606-3760 or visit www.metrolibrary.org/literaryvoices.
About Literary Voices™: Since 2003 the Literary Voices™ event has brought a series of world renowned authors to Oklahoma City for a fundraising dinner benefiting the Library Endowment Trust and the Metropolitan Library System. The event also honors community members who have made outstanding contributions to libraries and literacy with the Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named in memory of its first recipient, the late Lee B. Brawner, who served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System from 1971 until 1999.
About the Library Endowment Trust: The Library Endowment Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing individuals with the opportunity to impact the community through charitable giving to the Metropolitan Library System since 1986.
About the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County
MLS includes 19 library locations: Almonte, Belle Isle, Bethany, Capitol Hill, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Midwest City, Nicoma Park, Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, Southern Oaks, The Village, Warr Acres and Wright. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.