Ann Patchett

Photo by Heidi Ross.
Photo by Heidi Ross.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Fans will get a chance to meet acclaimed writer Ann Patchett, the 2014 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award winner, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The voice behind such celebrated novels as Bel Canto and State of Wonder as well as nonfiction works The Getaway Car and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage shares her words and wisdom with an audience at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., in Tulsa. The event is part of the Tulsa Library Trust’s weekend honoring Patchett, who will be presented her award at a black-tie dinner event on Friday, Dec. 5. After Saturday’s public presentation, Patchett will be on hand to visit with readers and autograph books. The public presentation is free. For more about it and the Dec. 5 awards presentation, go online to