The Annual CALM Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon is always a lovely event to support a great cause.
On March 16, more than 600 book lovers will gather for a day of appearances and book signings from a variety of authors, both big-name and local, with all proceeds going to benefit the good work of Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) and raise awareness and funds for its programs and services to prevent and treat child abuse and to promote healing.
Headline authors will be interviewed at the event, including Mindy Johnson (Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation), Luis Alberto Urrea (The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The House of Broken Angels), and Kate Quinn (The Alice Network, The Huntress).
There will also be book signings and the opportunity to meet dozens of local authors:
Julia Bricklin – Polly Pry: The Woman Who Wrote the West
Jane Sherron De Hart – Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life
Jeff Doubét – Creating Spanish Style Homes
Elizabeth Gould – Your Best Health by Friday
Romy Greenwald – Micken the Chicken
Rich Grimes – Cat Speak
Jo Haldeman – In the Shadow of the White House
Catharine Riggs – What She Gave Away
The event begins with book signings and sales at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, followed by a luncheon and author interviews, all taking place at at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit calm4kids.org/events/celebrity-authors-luncheon/ .
Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons on March 4, 2019.