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MPC Guest Author Series Welcomes Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean at MPC: Thursday, March 8, 6:00 PM; Lecture Forum 103

Susan Orlean Promo PhotoHailed as one of America’s most distinctive journalistic voices, Susan Orlean is the best-selling author of The Orchid Thief (the basis for the film Adaptation, starring Meryl Streep); The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup; My Kind of Place; and more. A staff writer at The New Yorker, she has written hundreds of stories for top magazines and is a master of Creative Nonfiction, using the tools and techniques of fiction writing to craft entirely factual stories of people, places, and events. 
Please join us for this MPC Guest Authors Series talk, discussion and book signing with one of the world's finest writers.
    •   Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the event beginning at 5:30 PM.
    •   Reserve tickets in advance:
(Ticket sales are by cash or check only; copies of the author's books will be available for purchase using cash, check or credit card.)



About the Series

As participants in The MPC Guest Authors Series, accomplished writers of poetry and prose come to our main campus in Monterey for public readings and discussions of writing and literature with MPC students.

Supported by The MPC Creative Writing ProgramEnglish Department, and Humanities Division, and The MPC Foundation, the Series typically presents two Guest Authors each academic year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring semester. Further enhancing the vibrant and inspiring Creative Writing environment at MPC, the Series offers extraordinary opportunity for those who pursue their own writing interest by way of our multi-genre Creative Writing curriculum to meet with and learn from diverse literary artists of consummate skill.

Additional information about the Guest Authors Series, and video of past Series events, may be found on the Guest Authors page on the Creative Writing website

*To ensure that you receive notice of upcoming author events, please send your email address to Series Director Henry Marchand of the Creative Writing Program at: or subscribe for notifications here.



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