The Friends of the Washington County Public Library present a celebration of one of Southwest Virginiaâ€™s most acclaimed writers with â€œAn Evening with Adriana Trigianiâ€ Thursday, July 26, from 6-9 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia.
â€œI am really happy to be appearing for this library event with my sister Mary Trigiani who co-wrote â€˜Cooking with my Sisters.â€™ She will have her insights and bring her hilarious points of view to the evening. Iâ€™m very excited about that,â€ Trigiani says.
The event consists of a special Italian meal inspired by the new cookbook. There will be book sales and signings, music from the movie â€œBig Stone Gapâ€ and an entertaining talk by Adriana.
There will be a special VIP event before the dinner where guests meet Adriana and Mary Trigiani, enjoy a wine bar reception with special hors dâ€™oeuvres and photo opportunities.
Adriana Trigiani has become much beloved around the world for her novels, including the â€œBig Stone Gapâ€ and the â€œValentineâ€ trilogies, â€œThe Shoemakerâ€™s Wife,â€ â€œLucia, Lucia,â€ â€œAll the Stars in the Heavensâ€ and the recent â€œKiss Carlo.â€
Trigiani notes, â€œIf there is one thing I hope my books do always and forever, itâ€™s that they honor working people.â€ She wrote and directed the film adaptation of â€œBig Stone Gap,â€ shot in her hometown, which starred Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman and Whoopi Goldberg.
This spring she is in Scotland directing Kathie Lee Gifford and Craig Ferguson in â€œLove Me to Death.â€
Tickets to the main event are $50. Tickets to the VIP reception are $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wcpl.net.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and New Peoples Bank. Proceeds support the services of the Washington County Public Library System.
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