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BOOKMARKS Presents A Conversation with Penelope Niven and Jennifer Niven
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC
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BOOKMARKS Presents A Conversation with Penelope Niven and Jennifer Niven
In this engaging evening benefiting BOOKMARKS, mother/daughter authors, Penelope Niven and Jennifer Niven, will discuss their adventures with some of the books they have written – and some of the books they almost wrote.

Winston-Salem resident Penelope Niven is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of poet Carl Sandburg and photographer Edward Steichen. Her books also include Voices and Silences, co-authored with the actor James Earl Jones; Swimming Lessons, a memoir; and Carl Sandburg: Adventures of a Poet, a biography for children which was awarded an International Reading Association Prize. Penelope is the recipient of the North Carolina Award in Literature, the highest honor the state bestows on an author and is currently completing a biography of Thornton Wilder, to be published in 2011 by HarperCollins.

Jennifer Niven received her MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Jennifer's books include The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, and The Aqua-Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small Town, which has been optioned by Warner Brothers as a television series (which Jennifer is writing). The Ice Master, her first book, has received global recognition, including nominations for awards by the American Library Association and Book Sense, and received Italy's esteemed Gambrinus Giuseppe Mazzotti Prize. Now living in Los Angeles, Jennifer is currently at work on her fifth book, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, a sequel to her first novel.

Admission by ticket only. Tickets are non-refundable. To purchase, visit www.bookmarksbookfestival.org or call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. A service and handling fee will be added to the ticket price. All proceeds benefit BOOKMARKS. Books will be on sale at the event.

General Admission: Includes one ticket for the Conversation Event, followed by a book signing after the program.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

$22.00 – General Admission Tickets – if purchased in advance

$28.00 – General Admission Tickets – if purchased at the door (This option may not be available if the event is sold out.)

$90.00 - Premier Admission includes a private reception with the Nivens beginning at 6 p.m. and features heavy hors'doeuvres, a copy of The Aqua-Net Diaries and Swimming Lessons, a book signing, reserved premier seating at the event, and limited VIP parking. ($50.00 is tax deductible).


Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2735
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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