Save the Date | March 30, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended 2018’s A Day of Authors. We had a sold out crowd this year and plenty of fun for book lovers of all ages!

During the event, we had the opportunity to enjoy the company and stories of some very inspiring authors including Kate Andersen Brower, Marcia Clark, Charmaine Craig, Rene Denfeld, Janet Fitch, Denise Kiernan,  Gordon McAlpine and Rufi Thorpe. Along with speakers, we had some really great raffle prizes and access to hundreds of fantastic books!    

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the following community groups: St. Jude Medical Center's "Healthy Beginnings" with our Tiny Togs Program, providing needed layettes and diapers to needy newborns; Operation School Bell (a national program) providing clothes, backpacks and books for school children; Santa's Closet, which supplies grocery store gift cards to low income families with children for the holidays, and Special Families - Emergency Needs, which provides services and equipment to special needs children and their families.

Overall, the event was a great success and we are already looking forward to next year!  Thank you to all of our amazing authors and for all of the attendees, you truly made it another spectacular day!

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To support us, please email alpha.fullerton@yahoo.com to donate.

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Each spring for over 25 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 550 book lovers. Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer A. Scott Berg, Elizabeth ... ...more

About A Day of Authors

About A Day of Authors

Each spring for over 25 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 550 book lovers. Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer A. Scott Berg, Elizabeth George, Carol Higgins Clark, Janet Fitch, Lisa See, Amy Ephron, T. Jefferson Parker and many others have spoken to “A Day of Authors” audiences.

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the following community groups: St. Jude Medical Center’s “Healthy Beginnings” with our Tiny Togs Program, providing needed layettes and diapers to needy newborns; Operation School Bell (a national program) providing clothes, backpacks and books for school children; Santa’s Closet, which supplies grocery store gift cards to low income families with children for the holidays and Special Families – Emergency Needs, which provides services and equipment to special needs children and their families.

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Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary is the professional women's auxiliary of the Assistance League of Fullerton. It is known as ALPHA to members of the Assistance League and its auxiliaries. Assistance League Professional Humanitarian ... ...more

About ALPHA

About ALPHA

Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary is the professional women’s auxiliary of the Assistance League of Fullerton. It is known as ALPHA to members of the Assistance League and its auxiliaries. Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to serve the immediate community. The auxiliary was organized in 1989 and received its charter in 1990. Members are professional or business women who wish to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. Currently, there are 35 active and 16 non-voting members who donate over 3,000 hours of volunteer time annually.

How We Help

Funds raised by Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary’s “Day of Authors” support Assistance League of Fullerton’s Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary’s philanthropic projects:

The Tiny Togs philanthropic program of Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary supplies St. Jude Medical Center’s Healthy Beginnings Program with baby layettes and its Pediatric Mobile Health Vans with reading books.

Special Family Emergency Needs through Family Support Network is a program that supplies furniture and clothing for special needs children such as special cribs, strollers and high chairs.

Operation School Bell® is a philanthropic program of Assistance League that provides needy children with clothing, shoes, and supplies for school. ALPHA contributes the backpacks and school supplies for this program in conjunction with Assistance League of Fullerton.

Santa’s Closet is a seasonal philanthropic program of Assistance League of Fullerton that distributes practical household items and personal clothing to needy families.

For a downloadable PDF of our philanthropic budget for 2014 and 2015, CLICK HERE.

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2019 Speaker Information

Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Day of Authors will earn a percentage of the sales. Please sign up for the breakout sessions so you can talk with your favorite authors and get your books signed.
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    Ralph Pezzullo

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  • Ivy Pochoda is the author of the the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation StreetWonder Valley was a NPR Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. It was chosen as best novel of 2017 by The Strand Magazine and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, andHouse & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. She teaches creative writing at the Lamp Arts Studio in Skid Row. Ivy has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction and was a world ranked squash player. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles with her husband Justin Nowell and their daughter Loretta.

     
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2018 Agenda

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. Kate Andersen Brower
10:05 – 10:40 a.m. First Breakout Session
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Book Sales and Author Signings
11:30 – 12:05 p.m. Second Breakout Session
12:05 – 12:30 p.m. Book Sales and Author Signings
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Basket Raffle and Opportunity Ticket Drawing
1:30 – 2:20 p.m. Marcia Clark (Interview with Bobbie Cooper)
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Author Signings

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233 W Amerige Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832-1806

Phone: 714-526-5124
Fax: 714-526-7194
Email: alpha.fullerton@yahoo.com
Website: fullerton.assistanceleague.org

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