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Galentine's Book Chat & Love Letters with Author Lara Avery

Sun, Feb 11 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin BC

Lara AveryGather for Galentine's Day fun with fellow readers. Discover uplifting reads about friendship, romance and valuing ourselves. We'll also create thoughtful Valentines to share with your loved ones.

Lara Avery is the author of three young adult novels for Alloy Entertainment, and her articles and essays appear in Good Housekeeping and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her debut novel for adults, The Year of Second Chances was published by William Morrow in August 2023. She received the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for The Memory Book, a 2020 AWP Intro Journals Honorable Mention, and has been awarded spots at the Loghaven Residency as well as the residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Avery graduated with a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Macalester College in 2010, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi in 2020. She and her husband live in Topeka with their dog, Garth, and their cat, Charlie. 

More 2024 Visits

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