MIDDLEBURY — New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg will be the headliner for the second Literary Carousel on Saturday, June 1, at the Middlebury Community Public Library.
Berg will sum up her extensive career as an author followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience at 2:30 p.m.
Three of her novels have been made into television movies. She has also been honored with the NEBA Award for her body of work. Berg began her career as a columnist for both New Woman and Parents. In 2018 she received the State of Illinois Literary Heritage Award for her “extraordinary contributions to literary culture.” Berg lectures on her most recent books, the stories behind her stories, and the craft of writing.
Women in transition are the focus of Berg’s fiction, from a teenager grieving the loss of her mother to a woman nursing her best friend through terminal cancer. Berg has written more than 20 novels, three short story collections, and two nonfiction books, many of which have been New York Times bestsellers including “True to Form,” “Never Change” and “Open House.”
The Literary Carousel will feature several other renowned authors throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. Sessions will be one hour long with a 30-minute break between them. There are sessions with mystery writers, illustrators and children’s authors. Books by the speakers will be available for purchase and can be signed by the authors after each presentation.
Each session is a stand-alone program and participants are invited to attend the entire day or just choose those of special interest to them. Some sessions are geared to children and some to adults. There are also children’s activities throughout the day.
A complete schedule is available at www.mdy.lib.in.us or from the brochure at the library.