Book Lovers Author Lunch with Sally Allen at Elm in New Canaan on May 22

Need tips on summer reading? Grab some friends and enjoy a delightful prix fixe lunch and unique author visit/book signing with Sally Allen on Tuesday, May 22, 12 noon - 2:00 pm at Elm Restaurant, 73 Elm Street, New Canaan. Sally Allen PhD, author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, will provide suggestions across book categories and themes and provide advice on curating new reading lists. The prix fixe lunch is $38 per person (2-course menu, includes tax; tip;1 soft beverage) and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, either call Elm at (203) 920-4994 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Thursday, May 17.

Sally Allen has always loved books, almost to a fault. At the age of eight, she was nearly sent home from a friend’s birthday party for reading during the festivities. Allen is an avid reader, writer, college instructor, book group moderator, and founder and editor of the book news website, Books, Ink at Hamlethub.

Allen holds a PhD in English Education and MA in English Literature and has taught expository writing, literature, and communications to undergraduates at New York University, Fairfield University, and Post University. In addition, the author facilitates private book group discussions. Her writing about books has appeared in print and online magazines and news sites. Allen’s experiences as a reader, writer, and teacher collectively led her to the creation and release of Unlocking Worlds.

“Reading is both highly personal and deeply communal. My book is about both of these aspects. I’m excited to share the reads that have enriched my life and to inspire readers to reflect on the books that have enriched theirs,” says Allen. “For me, my joy -- whether through this book, Books, Ink, or leading book discussions -- is to generate conversation with and among book lovers.”

The author’s appearance at Elm will include a summer reading discussion, followed by a Q & A and book signing. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a literary door prize gift basket. For more information on Sally Allen or to book her for an appearance, visit www.sallyallenbooks.com.

“Elm welcomes Ms. Allen on May 22 to kick off the summer for book lovers and beyond. We’re thrilled to host this author lunch which appeals to both literary fans and foodies alike,” said Andrea Mallozzi, Marketing/Events Manager, Elm Restaurant.

Set in the heart of New Canaan, Elm is a neighborhood dining destination, serving seasonal American dishes. For more information, visit http://www.elmrestaurant.com.


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