National Press Club

Lara O’Brien "Chesca and the Spirit of Grace"

Lara O’Brien "Chesca and the Spirit of Grace"

February 22, 2014 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Rooms

Irish author Lara O'Brien will read from her children's book "Chesca and the Spirit of Grace." A book signing will follow the reading.

A story of love and land, of winning friendships and having the courage to believe in your dreams. 11-year-old Chesca O'Brien, Howth's greatest (and only) Trick Rider plans to ride Malley, the farm's wild stallion, and put on a show no one will forget - especially show jumping champion, Mary Murphy. But then her Ma gets sick and Da stops talking, which leaves the farmyard wide open to all kinds of problems. Inspired by Ireland's most famous Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley, Chesca must take on the might of a developer, rally a town, and fight the fight of her life to save all she holds dear. An Irish tale of talking animals, a magical mountain and galloping sideways.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Tickets are $5 NPC members; $10 public; free admittance for children.

All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Nicole Hoffman