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Opening Day Lunch with author Lisa See

Opening Day Lunch with Lisa See | October 6

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 — 11:30 am

Composer Nathan Wang; Soprano Brooke Iva Lohman; On Gold Mountain book coverPlease join us in welcoming the renowned New York Times best-selling author and Angeleno, Lisa See.

Her beloved books, including The Island of Sea Women, Shanghai Girls and Peony in Love, brilliantly illuminate the strong bonds between women and are celebrated for their lyrical stories about Chinese characters and culture. She also sits on the boards of Los Angeles Opera, National Historic Preservation Trust, and The Music Center, and is a member of The Trusteeship, an organization comprised of preeminent women of achievement and influence in diverse fields.

Our Opening Day program will also feature musical excerpts from the opera On Gold Mountain, composed by Nathan Wang and based on Ms. See’s first book and libretto. Ms. Iva Lohmann made her LA Opera debut as Ticie in On Gold Mountain in 2022.

Come and meet Ms. See who will share insights into her life, her writing process, and the importance of women in her stories.

Members are encouraged to invite friends and family. 

Photos: Composer Nathan Wang; Soprano Brooke Iva Lohman; On Gold Mountain book cover



The Ebell of Los Angeles requires all members and guests to be fully vaccinated and up to date to attend in-person programs. “Fully vaccinated and up to date” is defined as having had a primary series of vaccinations plus a booster (if eligible) and being at least two weeks past the booster dose. Guests must bring ID and proof of vaccination to every event to enter. Accommodations will be made for those who have a medical or religious exemption. Please contact Hailey (tickets@ebellofla.org, (323) 931-1277 ext. 159) if you require an exemption. For those with exemptions, The Ebell of Los Angeles will need the following three items on record:
  • A signed copy of the Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability for COVID 19
  • Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of entry OR negative lab antigen test taken within 24 hrs. of event.
  • And a Rapid Antigen test taken onsite (provided by the Ebell for an additional $15 cost)

Medical grade masks are optional but still strongly recommended.

For the safety of all attending, those who do not meet our COVID-19 requirements will not be allowed access to the event.

Ticket Info

11:30 am Social; 12:00 pm Luncheon
$45 member; $60 non-member

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Contact Information

Laurie Schechter, Chair

If you have questions about this event, please email Hailey Simmons.


Ebell Lounge
741 South Lucerne Blvd. – Garden entrance
Los Angeles, California 90005

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