Becoming Madeleine: An evening of conversation about the author of A Wrinkle in Time

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

 

Once Upon A Time presents an evening with Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughters

Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy

moderated by Alyson Beecher

Becoming Madeleine: A biography of the author of A Wrinkle in Time by her Granddaughters Charlotte Jones Coiklis and Lena Roy

About the Book: This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy. Using never-before-seen archival materials that include photographs, poems, letters, and journal entries from when Madeleine was a child until just after the publication of her classic, A Wrinkle in Time, her granddaughters weave together an in-depth and unique view of the famous writer. It is a story of overcoming obstacles--a lonely childhood, financial insecurity, and countless rejections of her writing--and eventual triumph. Becoming Madeleine will speak not only to fans of the icon's work, but also to anyone interested in writing.

Our event consists of the authors, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy in conversation with the moderator, Alyson Beecher--a nationally recognized children's literature expert (KidLitFrenzy) and local educator. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A, which is a great time for kids and adults to ask questions about the book or writing in general. Once the presentation and Q&A is over, lineups will begin outside for the book signing.  

BEST GIFT IDEA!  If you are not able to make it to the event but would like a book signed, please order below at least 24 hours before the event and put in the order comments if you would like the authors to personalize with a name or school. You can also call at (818) 248-9668. 

Please keep your receipts as we will be checking for proof of purchase before you enter the signing line. 

"The book will appeal to aspiring writers as well as L'Engle's admirers. . .A personal prologue and a moving epilogue that succinctly touches on L'Engle's later adulthood from her granddaughters' perspective are additional highlights, as are the many photos of the writer and her family." -- Publishers Weekly

Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy author photo

About the authors: 

Charlotte Jones Voiklis manages her late grandmother Madeleine L'Engle's literary business. She lived with her grandmother during college and graduate school, co-hosting dinner parties, helping answer readers' letters, and earning a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Charlotte has worked in academia, nonprofit communications and fundraising, and philanthropy. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Léna Roy published her first novel, Edges (FSG), in late 2010. She is the Regional Manager for Writopia Lab in Westchester and Connecticut, and her writing was featured in the essay collection for middle school kids and their teachers Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Essays to Devour: Your Favorite Authors Take on the Dreaded Essay Assignment. She lives in New York.

About the moderator: Alyson Beecher is a Pasadena educator, nationally known blogger (KidLitFrenzy) and committee member of ALA's Schneider Family Book Awards.

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters Cover Image
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
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