Event Lectures and Symposia An Evening with Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, October 19, 2023

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  • This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Writers Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo are major fans of one another’s books, so much so that Patchett wrote an essay in "The New York Times" in 2020 declaring that although she initially meant to read just one of DiCamillo’s books, “in the end I read them all because I wanted to keep the genius of Kate DiCamillo in my head.” Patchett’s latest novel is "Tom Lake" (out in August 2023) and DiCamillo, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will publish "The Puppets of Spelhorst" in October 2023.