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Literary Luncheon Series

Friends of the Library is proud to present the 26th Annual Literary Luncheon Series for 2013-2014. This lecture and lunch series is brought to you with financial support from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Peggy Engel

Peggy Engel will discuss her career in journalism and her play writing experience. Her first play, “Red Hot Patriot,” co-authored with her identical twin sister, is about the journalist Molly Ivins and starred Kathleen Turner.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sara Taber

Author Sara Taber will discuss her new memoir, Born under an Assumed Name: the Memoir of a Cold Was Spy’s Daughter. A writer of literary nonfiction, her works include literary journalism, personal essay, and memoir.



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Thursday, March 20, 2014

 Kim Ghattas

Author and BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas will discuss her latest book, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, as well as discuss her experiences as an international journalist.


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Marvin Kalb

Journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss his new book, Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayedan analysis of how easy it is for an American President to go to war and just how hard it is to end one. Mr. Kalb is currently a James Clark Welling Fellow at George Washington University and a Guest Scholar in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Want to read a book by our speakers before the luncheon? Head to your local MCPL branch to check-out a copy.