McAlpine is president of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.
Local author Mary Minerman will talk about her new book, “The Spinster’s Guide to Dating,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.
Contest Open to Writers With Passports
Gold Boat Journeys invites you to fuel your creative dreams with a travel-inspired writing contest.
Write 250 words about a place that moves you. Our judges will select one winner in every 50 entrants to receive a two-night stay (worth up to $400) in their dream destination, on any date they choose.
Visit our website at http://www.gold-boat.com for contest details and for information on cultural escapes, writing-in-place workshops, and custom travel planning and research.