Author Gayle Forman to speak on campus and in Denver

Gayle Forman, by Stomping Ground Photo

Maribeth Klein, the main character in Gayle Forman’s latest novel, Leave Me, embodies the story of motherhood, marriage and friendship. After the busy mother suffers a heart attack and simply assumes stress is to blame, Maribeth later finds herself recovering from emergency bypass surgery. When her demands as a mother and wife begin to pile up, she packs her bags and goes off the grid to discover new friendships and hope.

Forman will speak on March 21 and 22 as part of the Evening with an Author Series, presented by Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library. Her first presentation is Tuesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. A reception will follow this event.

Her second presentation, Wednesday, March 22,  7-9 p.m., will be at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road. Both events are free and open to the public, doors open 30 minutes prior to each presentation. No tickets are required; seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Forman is a best-selling, award-winning author of young adult novels. Her novel If I Stay won the 2009 NAIBA Book of the Year Award and was a 2010 Indie Choice Honor Award winner. The film adaption of If I Stay was released in 2014. She is also a journalist whose articles have appeared in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Elle.

The Hilton Fort Collins, the Denver Public Library and KUNC Radio also support the Evening with an Author Series. Book sales will be provided by Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins and the Tattered Cover in Denver.­

More information about the Evening with an Author Series.