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2022 Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction

    2022 Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction

    Susan Orlean to Keynote Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s 2022 Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction

    Susan Orlean, author of the bestselling The Library Book, will be the keynote speaker at Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s 20th Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction in November.

    Orlean’s works include national bestsellers The Orchid Thief and On Animals (one of The Washington Post's notable works of nonfiction and USA Today's Best Books of the Year), Rin Tin TinMy Kind of PlaceSaturday NightThe Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and the highly acclaimed bestseller The Library Book (one of both The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books and The Washington Post’s Best Books of 2018).  Her writing has inspired two films so far, including Adaptation, the Academy Award-winning film starring Meryl Streep. Orlean is also a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for OutsideEsquireRolling Stone, and Vogue.

    After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the Authors & Illustrators Dinner & Silent Auction—FVRL Foundation’s signature fundraiser—returns with an incredible silent auction, amazing dinner, and entertaining author presentation. Previous keynote speakers have included Nicholas Sparks, Diana Gabaldon, Brad Meltzer, Rebecca Skloot, Craig Johnson, and Maria Semple. Proceeds from this fundraiser help FVRL Foundation support the services FVRLibraries offer, including programs that enhance reading skills, provide access to information, promote community engagement, and educate and entertain—helping people of all ages learn, grow, and succeed.

    The 2022 Authors & Illustrators Dinner & Silent Auction will be held on Friday, November 4, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets to this event are $100 each. There are also a limited number of tickets available for a private reception with Orlean for $25 per person. Tickets for the event can be purchased through FVRL Foundation’s website at

    For more information about the Authors & Illustrators Dinner & Silent Auction, please contact the FVRL Foundation office at 360-906-4700 or Information is also available on FVRL Foundation’s website ( and Facebook page (