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Library Live Presents Colson Whitehead **SOLD OUT**

Author of the 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction

  • Date: 04/18/2018 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Central Library Friends Room
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: Join us for an evening with the acclaimed author of the award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad.

 Colson Whitehead (c) Madeline Whitehead


Colson Whitehead has established himself as one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature. Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of novels such as The Intuitionist and John Henry Days and in April 2017 Whitehead was named one of Time Magazine‘s “100 Most Influential People.”

A dynamic speaker, Whitehead lectures with his characteristic honesty and wit. He is a winsome storyteller and captivates audiences with inspiring anecdotes about his diverse bibliography, irreverent “Rules for Writing,” and how he came to write his powerful novel The Underground Railroad.  


  • Doors open at 6:30 pm; event starts at 7 pm.
  • Free Parking in the Civic Center structure and Central Library lot
  • Tickets:$25/$20* **This Event is Sold Out**  (*Discount for Foundation members) 
  • Information:  or 949.548-2411 or  


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