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Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is pleased to present award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lily King at a virtual happy hour -- an author talk followed by a Q&A -- on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 5 pm.

Join in as Lily talks about her new novel Writers & Lovers -- a New York Times bestseller, the New York Times Book Club pick of the Month, an Indie Next List March pick, the Amazon Spotlight of the Month, the Today Show’s Read with Jenna March pick and more.

This Happy Hour event is free*; registration is limited. Click Here to Register or email

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*Donations to Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy are greatly appreciated.

Registered guests will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to the event.  Autographed books for sale through NMPL.


About Writers & Lovers

"I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." -- The London Evening Standard.

 “Wonderful, witty, heartfelt… Writers & Lovers is a funny novel about grief, and, worse, it’s dangerously romantic, bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness” -- Washington Post

 “Elegant… The nimble, astute narration appeals. This meditation on the passing of youth is touching and ruefully funny.”-- Publishers Weekly


Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy serves over 200 adult learners annually with free literacy instruction, including one-on-one tutoring, writing workshops, and conversation classes. The organization works to develop the literacy skills of adults and empower them to achieve greater success in their lives – at home, at work, and in the community. For more information, contact Literacy Services at 949-717-3874 or email

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