Luncheon with Dashiell Hammett’s Granddaughter
MWA SoCal invites you to an inside exploration of the dean of hard-boiled crime and his writing
Julie M. Rivett
Dashiell Hammett’s Granddaughter and Historian
Her true stories of ambition, frustration, and inspiration will be,
to quote Hammett,
“AS REAL AS A DIME.”
The personal meets the professional when Julie M. Rivett shares her perspective on her grandfather’s life and legacy. Hear about the forces that shaped his fiction. Explore the diamond facets in his work. Learn about his public and private struggles—as a writer, a father, and an activist. Discover the cautionary, complex saga that has shaped the afterlife of one of America’s most influential writers. Add your own questions to mix.
Julie M. Rivett is an advocate and trustee for Dashiell Hammett’s estate, a lecturer for NEA Big Read programs across the country, and an essayist and editor. Working with Hammett biographer Richard Layman, she has edited five books by or about her grandfather, including SELECTED LETTERS OF DASHIELL HAMMETT (Counterpoint, 2001) and THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES (Mysterious Press, 2013), and the upcoming THE CONTINENTAL OP: CASE FILES COMPLETE (MysteriousPress.com, 2016), the first comprehensive collection of Continental Op stories. Julie lives in Orange County, earned an M.A. in Communication Studies at CSULB, and serves on the board of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company.
TAM O’SHANTER RESTAURANT
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles
Valet or street parking available.
You will place your food order at the Tam. No need to preorder.
The menu choices will include their famous Prime Rib, plus vegetarian and gluten-free options.