Broward County Libraries Division and Florida Center for the Book Presents Special Literary Event with Author Patricia Engel
- Engel to discuss her latest novel "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris" at Main Library on August 7 -

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DATE: July 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Tara Zimmermann
PHONE: 954-357-7386

Broward County Libraries Division and Florida Center for the Book present a special literary event featuring Patricia Engel, author of the new novel, I'ts Not Love, It's Just Paris. The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 at gallery 6 at Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The event if free and open to the public. Please R.S.V.P  to 954-357-7386.

It's Not Love, It's Just Paris follows Lita de Cielo, a young American girl of Colombian descent who ventures to Paris to study for a year before returning to work in her family's business. Vibrant and wistful, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris is a tale of independance, romance and friendship.

The author of the acclaimed short story collection Vida, Engel has been widely published and is the recipient of numerous writing awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize; the International Latino Book Award, Florida Book Award and Independent Publisher Book Award. Additionally, Vida was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Latina Magazine, and Los Angeles Weekly.

Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, A Public Space, Boston Review, Guernica and Harvard Review, among other publications, and she has received awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Key West Literary Seminar, Norman Mailer Writer's Colony, Hedgebrook, Ucross, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Florida Center for the book was established in 1984 as the first affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Florida Center for the Book celebrates the literary heritage of Florida, brings readers and writers together and promotes books, reading and libaries. The offices of the Florida Center for the Book aer located in Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 3301.

For more information on this and other Florida Center for the Book events, please contact Tara Zimmermann, 954-357-7386.

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