Audrey Niffenegger, Acclaimed Author of the Time Travelers' Wife, to Speak at Cleveland Public Library

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Niffenegger’s appearance is being sponsored as part of the month-long Octavofest celebration, a series of events to call attention to the book and paper arts. Now in its third year, Octavofest was founded by CPL and the Ohio Center for the Book, Art Books Cleveland, Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library, and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation.

Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcomes Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. Niffenegger’s first novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, was a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Discover Book, a pick of The Today Show Book Club, and was featured in the Border's New Voices program. People magazine recommended the novel as a Critic's Choice, and it was a finalist for Book Sense Fiction of the Year. With nearly three million copies sold worldwide, the novel was recently brought to life on the big screen as a major motion picture starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. Niffenegger will speak about her craft, which includes not only writing books, but also the art of designing them, as she is a talented and dedicated book artist who has also worked in the graphic novel medium and taught book arts at Columbia College.

Niffenegger’s appearance is being sponsored as part of the month-long Octavofest celebration, a series of events to call attention to the book and paper arts. Now in its third year, Octavofest was founded by CPL and the Ohio Center for the Book, Art Books Cleveland, Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library, and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation.

To find out more about Octavofest, please visit: http://www.octavofest.org

Where: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

When: Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annually at 28 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million items from a collection of more than 10 million. CPL’s library services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, “The People’s University on Wheels” Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book, CLEVNET library cooperation, and KnowItNow24x7 virtual reference service.

For more information about Cleveland Public Library, please visit http://www.cpl.org.

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