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Larkin Square Author Series features Lauren Belfer

Larkinville is not just about live music, beer and food, although those are three great reasons to pay a visit to one of Buffalo’s newest hotspot destinations. What some people might not be aware of is that Larkinville also hosts a Larkin Square Author Series, which has featured notable authors such as Kathleen McCleary, Molly Stevens, Timothy Bohen and Cathy Buchanan. 

Next up in the series is Buffalo native Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light and A Fierce Radiance (see BRO). “We’re excited to welcome Lauren back to Buffalo for what we expect will be another full house and a dynamic book talk in The Filling Station,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky.

Lauren’s talk, ‘From History to Fiction, From Fiction to History’, will discuss how she came to formulate the Buffalo-centric book City of Light.

City of Light
The year is 1901. Buffalo, New York, is poised for glory. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is a model for the century just beginning.
Louisa Barrett has made this dazzling city her home. Headmistress of Buffalo’s most prestigious school, Louisa is at ease in a world of men, protected by the titans of her city. But nothing prepares her for a startling discovery: evidence of a murder tied to the city’s cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls. This shocking crime–followed by another mysterious death–will ignite an explosive chain of events. For in this city of seething intrigue and dazzling progress, a battle rages among politicians, power brokers, and industrialists for control of Niagara. And one extraordinary woman in their midst must protect a dark secret that implicates them all. – Lauren Belfer

Who: Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light and A Fierce Radiance, Larkin Square, Talking Leaves Books
What: Continuation of the Larkin Square Author Series
When: Monday, May 6th, 2013, 5:00-6:30 PM
Where: The Filling Station, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo
Why: A fun twist on the typical book talk

Monday, May 6, 2013 Lauren Belfer Author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light

Monday, May 20, 2013 Thomas J. Reigstad Author of Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Ania Szado Author of Studio Saint-Ex and Beginning of Was

Free, open to the public and presented in partnership with Talking Leaves Books.  Belfer’s visit will take place in The Filling Station (745 Seneca St, Buffalo) on Monday, May 6th, 5-6:30 pm. In addition to The New York Times bestseller City of Night, Belfer’s theme of combining fiction and history covers her latest novel, A Fierce Radiance, set in World War II-era New York and called “historical fiction that sizzles” by The Washington Post on their Best Novels of 2010 list. Books will be available for purchase, along with beer, wine and light fare.

The Larkin Square Author Series will continue on May 20th with Thomas J. Reigstad, author of Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo. For more information on the author, visit; for more information on Larkin Square and the author series, please visit

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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