Friday, January 14, 2011

Judith Viorst on Turning Eighty: Tuesday, January 18 at Women's National Democratic Club

Judith Viorst is the acclaimed author of dozens of books, including children's books (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), books about personal growth (Necessary Losses) and books of light poetry about aging, a series that she started in 1968 with It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life.  Her latest book in that series is Unexpectedly Eighty: And Other Adaptations.  Ms. Viorst is the featured speaker at a luncheon at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, at 11:30am on Tuesday, January 18.

Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey. She received a BA in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six years of study, she graduated from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Many of her books for adults as well as for children have been published abroad. Several of her children’s books have been made into short films. Mrs. Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from loss and growth to children’s literature and the subject of control.

Cost to attend:
Members of the Women's National Democratic Club: $25
Nonmembers $30
Lecture only - no lunch: $10

Please register online using this link.

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