Meg Waite Clayton

in conversation with Katherine Maxfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 11:30AM - 1:30AM

TICKET PRICES : $45 || Members: $41

VENUE: Historic Villa

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Meg Waite Clayton
Photo: Adrienne Defendi

About our moderator, Katherine Maxfield:

“Thank you, Katherine, for your expert conversational style!” -Armistead Maupin

“Katherine Maxfield was impressively well prepared and is a splendid, gifted conversationalist” - Michael Krasny

Maxfield’s conversations with writers have been favorably compared to Terry Gross’ Fresh Air, City Arts & Lectures, and Celebrity Forum. Her friendly yet probing style encourages writers to reveal their writing and thought processes, delves into the world of agents and publishers, and examines interesting angles of their most recent publication.

Maxfield has a BA (economics), an MBA (marketing) and an MFA (writing). She worked for Silicon Valley’s ComQuest, ROLM Corporation, Polycom, Apple, and 3Com. Her non-fiction book, Starting Up Silicon Valley, was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2014 and was a 2015 Eric Hoffer winner in the business category. Her award-winning short fiction and personal perspectives have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ontario Review, and numerous other literary journals.

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Bestselling author Clayton will present her ambitious new novel The Race for Paris. She and Maxfield will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges of writing historical fiction as well as the fun and frustration of the publishing process.  

Tickets include a delectable lunch provided by gourmet caterer Café Primavera, paired with wine by Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards. 

Books will be available for purchase.

About The Race for Paris

“A must for World War II buffs and fans of sharp, boundary-busting female characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

It is the summer of 1944, and correspondents from Allied news outlets are engaged in a break neck journey: racing across war-torn occupied territory, each is striving to be among the first to record the liberation of Paris from Nazi forces. Two women journalists, denied access to press camps and the front, join with a military photographer and speed off toward the City of Light hoping for the scoop of the 20th century. More than 15 years in the making, The Race for Paris is inspired by stories of real women who defied military regulations, circumvented gender barriers, and risked their lives to document history.

About Meg Waite Clayton

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Clayton has penned five novels including The Wednesday Sisters, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle, and she has appeared as a guest on public radio, speaking to the particular set of challenges women face. An Order of the Coif graduate of the University Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto and Santa Barbara, California.

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