Brickell Avenue Literary Society hosts author Jeanette Winterson

Brickell Avenue Literary Society hosts author Jeanette Winterson
Brickell Avenue Literary Society hosts author Jeanette Winterson
Pictured (l-r) are Brickell Avenue Literary Society (BALS) co-chair Pam Rogers, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson, and BALS co-chair Debra Scholl.

The Brickell Avenue Literary Society on Friday, Oct. 18, hosted award-winning author Jeanette Winterson, who spoke about her new book, Frankissstein: A Love Story, longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. The event took place at Temple Israel of Greater Miami and included a buffet lunch, along with a book signing with the distinguished author.

Brickell Avenue Literary Society has set the stage for South Florida book-lovers to congregate and meet their favorite authors for over three decades. With hundreds of members,the popular nonprofit literary organization has hosted more than 200 novelists, historians, memoirists, journalists, poets, and playwrights, including most recently famed novelist Salman Rushdie in addition to Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson; George Saunders, recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Folio Prize and a MacArthur “Genius Grant;” Amor Towles, and John Updike, among many others. Books & Books founder Mitch Kaplan serves as an advisor on the board and is instrumental in bringing leading authors to speak to the group.

The next acclaimed author on this season’s lineup is Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Richard Russo, who will share his latest work, Chances Are, at Temple Israel, from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 22.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two literary events per season and are only required to pay the event fee, which is $50 per person; $30 for young professionals 35 and under. Annual memberships for Brickell Avenue Literary Society start at $250 for an individual and $95 for young professionals, and are fully tax-deductible,

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