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San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction Reception

September 06, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Orange Grove Bistro
Chiara Barzini and book cover for Things that Happened Before the Earthquake
Book Cover for Things that Happened Before the Earthquake and author Chiara Barzini

California State University, Northridge and Friends of the Oviatt Library cordially invite you to the San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction Reception to honor Chiara Barzini, author of Things That Happened Before the Earthquake.

“Chiara Barzini impressed this year’s selection committee with her provocative narrative and beautifully written prose,” said Mark Stover, Dean of CSUN’s Oviatt Library. “Her teenaged tale of pre-tremblor days in the Valley made for a memorable read. Barzini’s talent is apparent from the very first page, and we are pleased to present this award to her.”

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RSVP by August 30 on the form below, or call (818) 677-2638. The award reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance for arrangements.

RSVP Form

Map to Orange Grove Bistro

Event Map Directions

Please stop by either info booth #1 or info booth #3 and ask for a guest parking permit and inform the booth attendant that you are with the SFV Award for Fiction Reception to receive a permit. This permit is valid in the G1 parking lot for parking spaces labeled OGB/University club which are numbers 1-31 ONLY. DO NOT park in spaces labeled for Monterey Hall. Those number begin at 32 and are also marked.

However, once the numbered spaces are full you can park in the G3 structure and G3 lot in any spaces not labeled employee (you must display your permit). The permits must be displayed on the dashboard so that they are visible through the front windshield. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN EMPLOYEE SPACES, FOR ANY LOT, YOU WILL BE CITED.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the reception on September 6th.

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Visitor Information

Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.

To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.