Mark your calendars now! Literary Orange, one of Orange County’s premier author gatherings, will move to the UCI campus for the third annual event on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Established in 2007, and co-sponsored by the UCI Libraries and the Orange County Public Library, Literary Orange has quickly grown in size and stature. With the move to the recently renovated UCI Student Center in 2009, the event is expected to draw in excess of 500 readers and authors for an exciting all-day event featuring keynote speakers, author panels, and a sit-down luncheon.

  Literary Orange 2009 will feature writer, performer, and commentator Sandra Tsing Loh, and best-selling author and Emmy award-winning writer/producer Stephen Cannell as keynote speakers.
Sandra Tsing Loh
Stephen Cannell

Literary Orange brings people together to enhance our culture of literacy, deepen our community’s appreciation of reading, and to celebrate the unique relationship among authors, readers, and their libraries. The 2008 event featured keynote speakers Janet Fitch and Elizabeth George, along with a host of highly talented and diverse authors of all genres.

"Literary Orange was just rich!" said Ron Carlson.“Literary Orange was just rich!” said Ron Carlson, acclaimed author and Director of the Programs in Writing at UCI, who served as a moderator and panelist. “The confluence of writers, readers, beginning writers, and librarians was exactly what it should be: a literary cornucopia. My sessions were substantive and lively, full of wisdom and humor. I look forward to next year.”

At Literary Orange, avid readers and aspiring writers interact with award-winning authors, have their books signed, ask their favorite authors questions, and learn more about the writing and publishing processes.

Book signing at Literary Orange 2008

“Going to Literary Orange was very much a learning experience about reading,” said Elizabeth Stahr, a long-time library and campus friend. “The authors talked about point of view, development of character, why they rewrote books, the beauty of the English language, and sentence structure. It was a great day and I will return next year!”

"Going to Literary Orange was very much a learning experience about reading,"
said Elizabeth Stahr.
Literary Orange 2009 promises to be bigger and better with panels on fiction, mystery, journalism, non-fiction, memoir, science fiction, poetry, food, young adult, children’s books, horror, and more! Look for announcements in early January on the Literary Orange Website at For further information please contact the Library Development office at 949.824.4651 or go to