The Ocean City Free Public Library will host a meet-the-author event on Thursday with Rita Mae Brown, a New York Times-bestselling author, activist and screenwriter.
Brown is the author of more than 50 books in virtually every genre. She is a literary pioneer and prominent social activist who first gained acclaim with her 1973 debut novel, “Rubyfruit Jungle.” An advocate for human and animal rights for more than 40 years, she is a hilarious and insightful speaker who encourages audiences to follow their own paths in writing and in life.
The event is free and no registration is required. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the library at 1735 Simpson Avenue. It will include a talk by Brown, a Q&A session and a book-signing.
A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Brown is the recipient of two Emmy nominations and the Writer’s Guild of America Award for best television variety show. Brown is also the author of numerous mystery novels, including the New York Times-bestselling “Mrs. Murphy” series, which she writes with her feline co-author, Sneaky Pie Brown, and the beloved “Sister Jane” fox-hunting novels. Brown received the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award for “individuals who have broken new ground in the field of LGBT literature and publishing. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Lee Lynch Classic Book Award. She lives in Afton, Virginia, on a farm with her cats, hounds, horses and big red foxes.
For more information, call 609-399-2434.