Joan Stratton & Faire Momayez Co-Chairs of the Literary Luncheon

A large gathering of happy AAUW members and guests met at the Surf and Sand to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Literary Luncheon.

Before the luncheon itself, everyone milled about in the lobby gazing and often bidding on the treasures up for auction.

Also, new members were encouraged to join.

The front of the dining room welcomed the guests with posters of our AAUW-Laguna Beach Projects.

Members and guests found their tables and enjoyed a delicious eggplant lasagna with salad, followed by creme brulee, always a favorite dessert.

Later Jean Vivrette and Pam Strayer received Gift Honoree Awards.

Receiving the “AAUW Fund Named Gift Honoree Award for outstanding service to the branch.

Introduced by Farie Momayez and Joan Stratton, the three guest authors-Karen Fowler, Donna Levin, and Suzanne Redfearn informed and amused us with stories of their writing journeys.

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