Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Torrance Doubletree Hotel

21333 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA

Fariba Nawa will be one of the authors speaking at this annual event sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Beach Cities Branch.

$55 per person, includes lunch.

Open to the public but reservations required

Contact: Rebecca Tan at

Other authors include:
David L. Ulin, our MC, is a book critic and former book editor of the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time (Sasquatch, 2010). His essays and criticism has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, Granta, Black Clock, Bookforum, and Columbia Journalism Review. He also can be heard on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He teaches at USC and UC Riverside.

Lisa Napoli began her career at CNN in Atlanta in the early eighties and most recently served as reporter/back-up host for the National Public Radio’s Marketplace. A native of Brooklyn, NY, and a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., Napoli lives in downtown Los Angeles. She’s working with friends to raise money to help build a library in Bhutan. Her most recent book is Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth.

Maggie Anton, award-winning author of the historical trilogy Rashi’s Daughters, was raised in a secular, socialist household and reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. In 1992, she became intrigued that the great medieval scholar Rashi had no sons, only three daughters. Legend has it that Rashi’s daughters were learned when women were traditionally forbidden to study the sacred texts. These forgotten women seemed ripe for rediscovery, and her book was born.

Eduardo Santiago is a two-time PEN fellow and the author of the award- winning novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss. His work, both fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in many publications, most notably: zyzzyva, the Los Angeles Times, Slow Trains Journal, Out Traveler, the Advocate, and the Platte Valley Review. He is a regular contributor to One For The Table magazine and the founder of the Idyllwild Authors Series. Mr. Santiago was born in Cuba and grew up in Los Angeles and Miami.