Literary Soiree at Upper Dublin Public Library
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Literary Soiree at Upper Dublin Public Library

Mark your calendars and save the date for this lovely Literary Soiree, designed to bring readers and writers together over sips and small bites. We’ll have a roster of acclaimed local published authors who will read from their work and chat with guests one-on-one. Books will be avaiable for sale and signing by the authors.

Have fun, get lit, and help support the Upper Dublin Public Library!

Janet will be reading alongside:

  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Madeline Miller (Circe);
  • National Book Award Finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge)

Hosted by Open Book Bookstore.

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Talk & signing at Congregation Beth-El, Yardley, PA
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Talk & signing at Congregation Beth-El, Yardley, PA

Join Janet at this beloved synagogue as she discusses the stories behind Lilli de Jong: The separation of unwed mothers and their infants, the job of wet nursing, and the 19th-century voice that came to a 21st-century mother. The Sisterhood will have much to share, as well, from their charitable work focused around themes in Lilli de Jong.

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Invited by a committee that brings artists of all sorts to the college each year, Janet will give a public reading and book-signing at 7:30 p.m. on the 16th and visit an English class that will have read her novel and two creative-writing workshops the next day.

If you would like to attend the public reading, the event will be held in the Phyllis P. Dodge Room in the Flynn Campus Union.

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Adath Jeshurun Sisterhood
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Adath Jeshurun Sisterhood

Janet will join the Adath Jeshurun Sisterhood for a talk, “The Stories Behind Lilli de Jong: The Separation of Unwed Mothers and Their Infants, the Job of Wet Nursing, and the 19th-Century Voice That Came to a 21st-Century Mother,’ as well as a discussion and book signing, with Open Book Bookstore on hand with books.

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Collingswood Book Festival
Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

Collingswood Book Festival

Janet is happy to be returning to this wonderful book festival. She'll sign paperbacks for two hours at the Barnes and Noble tent, as well as moderating a panel focused on two wonderful authors, Elise Juska (If We Had Known) and Tom McAllister (How to Be Safe). EVENT TIMES TO BE DETERMINED.

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Free Library of Northampton Township, Richboro, PA
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Free Library of Northampton Township, Richboro, PA

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Join Janet at the Free Library of Northampton Township for a reading and author discussion for the paperback release of Lilli de Jong. After the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing.

This event was graciously organized by Kathy Morrison of the Newtown Book Shop. It's free and open to the public. Please register here.

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Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park, PA
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park, PA

Join Janet at Open Book Bookstore in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to chat about Lilli de Jong and hear Janet's reflections on the novel after a year of publication. Thanks to co-owner Lynn Rosen for all her amazing support for the novel ever since the day of hardcover release, when she created a table piled high with copies of Lilli de Jong that gave Janet a big thrill to see. (And she sold them all!)

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Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

American Association of University Women, 5th Annual Scholarship Luncheon Talk, Rumson, NJ

At the Annual Scholarship Luncheon of AAUW, Northern Monmouth Branch, Janet will present the inspiration for her novel, discuss women's status in the nineteenth century and today, answer questions, and sell and sign books. Ticketed event at Salt Creek Grill, Rumson, NJ, open to the public. For more info. and reservations, visit www.aauw-nj-nmcb.org or  email aauw.nmcb@yahoo.com

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Writing to Heal the Culture, panel and discussion, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Organized by writer-teacher Helen Mallon, this half-day conference will explore the role of writing as an aid to cultural progress and healing. Janet will take part in a panel discussion and writing from 1 to 4 p.m. alongside Helen Mallon, John Timpane, Rita Fierro, and Yolanda Wisher. Contact hmallon@navpoint.com to register.

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 Authors Up Close: Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Authors Up Close: Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton

Join us for a conversation with author Janet Benton about her debut novel Lilli de Jong.

Authors Up Close is a series that seeks to build connections between local audiences and authors. This program is part of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Center for Public Life. Free.

More information may be found at the Free Library of Philadelphia website.

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Feb
11
11:10 AM11:10

Panel: Hard Workin' Authors, Writers @ Work Conference

  • 121 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
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Join Janet for a panel at the Writers @ Work Conference on getting published and getting publicized. She will join authors Nomi Eve, Lori Tharps, and Nathaniel Popkin for the panel.

Writers @ Work Conference is presented by Open Book and Philadelphia Stories. Learn more about and register for the conference here.

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