Mountain View Voice

News - April 1, 2011

Community brief

Pulitzer Prize-winner to speak at authors luncheon

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley will be the featured speaker at the Los Altos-Mountain View's branch of the American Association of University Women's(AAUW) annual Authors Luncheon and Silent Auction this April in Mountain View.

The luncheon will be at Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View on April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are $40 and the deadline to reserve seats is April 6. For reservations call (650) 941-2843.

The luncheon and silent auction will benefit the educational opportunities fund, one of the AAUW supported funds that provide fellowships and education services for graduate women students, according to an AAUW press statement.

Bidders at the silent auction will get a chance to walk away with tickets to the San Francisco Ballet and Ashland Shakespeare Festival, as well as dining certificates to Trader Vic's and Le Petite Bistro in Mountain View.

Smiley, who received the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 1992 for her novel "A Thousand Acres," has had books and short stories about many different subjects published for a myriad of publications since 1980. Her most recent book, "Private Life," came out in 2010. She was also a writing professor at Iowa State University and a PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature recipient.

—Peter Maxwell

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