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Lunch & Lit with Mary Laura Philpott

Join us on Monday, April 8 to hear acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott talk about her charmingly relatable book, I Miss You When I Blink.  

In this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, Mary Laura takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart, offering up her own story to remind us that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). 

Mary Laura will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, and we'll be dining at the hands of the fabulous Chef Shaun Garcia at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch). Join us for a funny, poignant, spot-on reminder that sometimes there might be more to life than a to-do list.

Tickets are $45 and include a three course lunch and a copy of I Miss You When I Blink.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Today's Menu

First Course

Spiced carrot hummus with crispy pita and spring vegetables


Pan seared salmon cakes with caper aïoli Carolina gold rice, Asparagus


Lemon meringue pie

Earlier Event: April 6
Story Time
Later Event: April 8
Meet and Greet with Steve Oney