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*past event* WRITING MATTERS: Visiting Authors in Oak Park (September 13 2014)
Arts Center of Oak Park / The Ernest Hemingway Museum
Oak Park, IL
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If you like writer Alexander McCall Smith or the movie "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," you will love Betsy Woodman. She writes a series about a woman named Jana Bibi living in 1960s India, in a house that, when she first inherited it, was full of monkeys. Not to worry, the monkeys were expelled by a bagpipe player, who now is one of Jana's housemates. Betsy's books (there are three, so far) are utterly charming, full of a sly intelligence, humor, and most of all, great heart.  In a world where so much "entertainment" is just plain depressing,  violent, or both, Betsy's books have a way of affirming the beleaguered belief that the world really is pretty swell. Come and hear her talk about her life in India as a child, the way she got a three-book contract in her mid-sixties, and listen to a reading from her wonderful new book, EMERALDS INCLUDED.
Then  enjoy Indian finger food, served on sari tablecloths and decorated with (what else?) marigolds. As in all WRITING MATTERS events, proceeds from the $10 charge will go toward buying books for elementary school libraries in need.
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Arts Center of Oak Park / The Ernest Hemingway Museum (View)
200 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States



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


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