Live! from the Library: Elise Hooper, Author of "Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, The Woman Who Revealed the Real America"

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Walnut Creek
Oak View Room

Event Details

Live! from the Library welcomes Elise Hooper, author of Learning to See, the new historical fiction about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images of the Great Depression and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Learning to See reveals the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love. Lange arrived in San Francisco in 1918 and soon after made a name for herself as the owner of a prestigious and stylish portrait studio. By the early 1930s, amid personal and economic upheaval, she took to the road with her camera, creating images that would inspire, reform, and define an era. 

Elise Hooper is also the author of The Other Alcott, a historical fiction about art, ambition, and the real women behind the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women. Although a New Englander by birth, she lives with her husband and two young daughters in Seattle and teaches literature and history. 

Live! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Program sponsors are the East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and MinutemanPress Lafayette. For more information about this and other Walnut Creek Library Foundation programs, please visit or call 925.935.5395

Event Type(s): Author Talk
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Presenter: Elise Hooper
Susan Moon
(925) 935-5395

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