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Steve Lopez, renowned Los Angeles Times Journalist and Author of the Soloist, is Coming to the Monterey Bay!

By September 29, 2018 No Comments

Steve Lopez is a renowned LA Times reporter and author of the Soloist, a true story about the friendship between Steve and Nathaniel Ayers. Nathaniel Ayers is a musician, who was homeless, mentally ill, and living on the streets of Los Angeles when Steve met him. Steve has done in depth reporting about homelessness, housing, and mental illness and is passionate about this subject.

When: January 24, 2019, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
Cost: $30/person
Sponsorship: $250-$2500
Call Deb Shearer at (831) 649-4522, ext. 201 with any questions you have about tickets or the event!
About Steve Lopez:
Steve Lopez is a California native who has been an L.A. Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary. Steve is also famous for his popular novel, The Soloist, which was turned into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Ayers and Steve Lopez, which began when he spotted Ayers, who he learned was homeless and living with schizophrenia, playing a two-string violin on skid row in Los Angeles.
About the Event:
Steve Lopez will talk about his experiences and insights, with an emphasis on homelessness and the mental health system of care. Steve will also talk about his friendship with Nathaniel Ayers.

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Erik Cushman
Publisher | Monterey County Weekly

A casual reception for all event attendees will follow the presentation. Includes light refreshments. Steve will be signing copies of his book, The Soloist!
SECURE YOUR SEAT
For Additional Benefits, Become an Event Sponsor!
Sponsorships help support the costs of the event and raise funds to support Interim’s mission to support and provide housing for people with mental illnesses. It also comes with a few additional exclusive benefits you will receive as an event sponsor!
  • Sponsorship includes exclusive access to a private VIP reception with the opportunity to meet Steve Lopez! Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included.
  • You will receive priority seating up front for Steve’s presentation!
  • Multiple Opportunities for Business or Organizational Recognition!
Four Levels of Support:
Platinum: $2500 – 4 presentation admissions; 4 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!
Gold: $1000 – 3 presentation admissions; 3 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!
Silver: $500 – 2 presentation admissions; 2 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!
Bronze $250 – 1 presentation admission; 1 admission to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!
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