Girls’ Night Out – 10th Anniversary Celebration presented by Schwartz Levitsky Feldman with Gayle Forman, Emily Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski
On November 17, 2013, over 160 tween & teenage age girls and the ladies who love them gathered to rub elbows with Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium novels. Based on a world where love is considered a disease, this series’ popularity has spread to pandemic proportions.
Guests listened to an intimate and inspirational talk by Lauren who was very candid about her life, her work and her real thoughts on love. Totally enthralled, the girls then peppered Lauren with questions about her books and writing followed by a book signing where girls got a chance to chat with Lauren one-on-one.
Don’t miss our 10th anniversary event in 2014! With great prizes, goodie bags, yummy desserts and more, it will make for a perfect Girls Night Out!
General Admission $25. Patron tickets $150 (for two tickets, supper with the author and more). To purchase tickets call Shannon Gaskell at 514-345-2627 ext. 3042.
How an idea became an annual fest for girls of all ages
Nine years ago, GNO co-creators Penny Fransblow and Heidi Gossack Majnemer felt that young girls were lacking appropriate role models in the media, and with the help of participants of the JPL mother/daughter book club, they decided to do something about it. Heartened by the success of the book club, and discouraged by the message being sent to young girls by films and TV shows like “Sex in the City” – which Penny noted had gotten little buzz when it was a book before it was a TV series – the women realized that little was being offered to inspire young adolescent girls from ages 10 through 18 in Montreal and that The JPL could fill that void. By inviting well known authors to talk about themselves and their careers, GNO has become an empowering event for girls with the message that they can do it too!
GNO 2012 did not disappoint. Aside from getting to hear an inspiring talk from the author of the “Fallen” series, Lauren Kate, close to 150 guests enjoyed desserts and coffee in a cool café style atmosphere while getting to know Lauren on a more personal level through a question and answer period. Amazing door prizes were given out and everyone walked away with great S.W.A.G (teen lingo that stands for “stuff we all get” essentially, grown up loot bags. Who doesn’t love that?) Those who purchased the patron package were additionally offered a light supper with Lauren beforehand with a private book signing and reserved VIP seating at the event.
In addition to being a fantastic fundraiser for the Jewish Public Library, Girls Night out continues to be a fun, fresh and exciting program for adolescent girls and their 35 -50 year old moms.