Readings from Today’s Brightest Literary Stars


buckner Leslie Gray Streeter

Leslie Gray Streeter is a veteran journalist, speaker and author of "Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like "Journey" in the Title." Her work has been featured in The Miami Herald, the Washington Post, The Oprah Magazine, the Today Show and more.

Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Book signing to follow.



Engel Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel is the author of "Infinite Country," a New York Times Bestseller, Reese’s Book Club pick, Esquire Book Club, Amazon Best Book of the Month, and more. She currently teaches at the University of Miami.

Time: 6 - 7 p.m. 


silverberg Ayse Papatya Bucak

Ayse Papatya Bucak is the author of, "The Trojan War Museum," her debut story collection influenced by her Turkish-American heritage. She is an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and a contributing editor for the journal Copper Nickel.

Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Book signing to follow.

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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Versatile and accomplished American writer, Joyce Carol Oates, has penned many books, bestselling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays, poetry, a memoir, “A Widow’s Story,” and an unlikely bestseller, “On Boxing.” She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and since 1978, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Best known for her fiction, Oates’ novels include "them," which won the National Book Award; "Blonde," a bold reimagining of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe; "The Falls," which won the France’s Prix Femina; and "We Were the Mulvaneys," which follows the disintegration of an American family and which become a bestseller after being selected by Oprah’s Book Club.


More about the authors

Leslie Gray Streeter:

Black Widow—the publisher (Little, Brown) page with a reading guide.

The CBS Sunday Morning segment featuring Leslie.

Here is a Google Talks interview with her.

Patricia Engel:

Infinite Country—a reading group guide can be found here

A video of the author talking about this book.

Ayse Papatya Bucak:

The Trojan War Museum

Here is the publisher’s page for the book.

Here is an interview with her about her book.