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Jill McCorkle & Elaine Neil Orr Dinner and Book Signing


“To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.”

~ Gaston Bachelard

Join the NC State Alumni Association and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as we celebrate the release of Life After Life, the sixth novel by acclaimed author Jill McCorkle, and A Different Sun, the first novel by Elaine Neil Orr. Read more about the authors »

Our evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 6:30 p.m. During dinner, we will enjoy readings by each author, with time allowed for questions and answers after the readings. After dinner, the authors will be available to autograph their novels.

Life Members will enjoy a private “meet and greet” with the authors from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and all other Alumni Association members will enjoy a discounted admission price.Visit www.alumni.ncsu.edu/join to become a member!

Special thanks to Quail Ridge Books, who will be onsite with a generous supply of each novel. Please plan to purchase your novels from Quail Ridge Books at the event!

WHERE :  NC State University Club | 4200 Hillsborough St. | Raleigh, NC 27606

WHEN : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 6 p.m. Cocktails | 6:30 p.m. Dinner

COST : Alumni Association Members: $35 | Nonmembers: $40
Admission price includes dinner and the evening’s activities. Wine and cocktails will be available at a cash bar. 

Grilled N.Y. Strip Medallions: 6oz Sterling Silver angus beef filet, roast mushroom cap, red wine demi, served with herb roasted red bliss potatoes & broccolini
Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca: Boneless chicken breast with prosciutto, mozzarella and sage filling served with herb roasted red bliss potatoes and broccolini
Mushroom Risotto: Arborio rice, oyster, shiitake and cremini mushrooms, asiago cheese, tarragon and white wine

As an early registration incentive, the first 10 registrations processed will receive a free copy of either Life After Life or A Different Sun. Titles will be randomly awarded.  

Registration closes on Wednesday, April 17