Speaking Volumes Series

The BookMarks of the Marion Public Library presents:

Speaking Volumes
A fundraising event featuring New York Times bestselling author Paula Mclain 

October 26th, 2018   |   7:00 pm @ Marion Public Library
For online ticket purchase--->  MarionOHBookMarks.org 

Hear from Paula McLain, beloved novelist and New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife.  Enjoy the Library’s space in a whole new light with this entertaining evening featuring live music, desserts, beverages, and a cash bar. The author will be available for a book signing afterward, with the opportunity to purchase copies of her books before or during the event. Desserts, beverages, cash bar and musical entertainment by The String Connection will also be provided, and all proceeds go to support the operations of the Marion Public Library.

The general admission ticket is $40, including the entertainment listed above.  
There is also an exclusive social hour event with the author before the main event, with a limited number of tickets available for $75/person or $125/2 people. Tickets will be on sale at the Library’s front desk, in the BookMarket, and on the BookMarks’ event website.

Copies of select titles by Ms. McLain will be available for pre-purchase. 
Pre-purchase of books ensures an earlier line number for the book signing. 

Paula McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurses aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996.

She is the author of The Paris Wife, a New York Times and international bestseller, which has been published in thirty-four languages. The recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also the author of two collections of poetry; a memoir, Like Family, Growing up in Other People’s Houses; and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives with her family in Cleveland.



We wish to thank these OUTSTANDING sponsors:


Verne Hart Insurance
Carl Graphics, a division of A-1 Printing Inc.
John and Pat Scharer
Buckeye Optical
Vicky and Gary Branson

United Federal Credit Union
Custom Professional Accounting
First Citizens National Bank
Johnson Property
Marion Technical College
Colonial Coin Laundry
PJ and Kreig Hitz

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