"Loving Frank" Author at Fallingwater
Thu, May 8th 2008, 10:21. Filed under News Releases.
Mill Run, PA – May 8, 2008 – Author Nancy Horan will help the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 141st birthday on Sunday, June 8, with a discussion of her acclaimed debut novel, Loving Frank. In the book, Horan illuminates the love affair between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and Wright and highlights Cheney’s profound influence on Wright. Called “an enthralling first novel” by the New York Times, Loving Frank has been praised for both its elegant writing style and remarkably rich details. It is a fitting tribute to a brilliant architect, a courageous woman, and their timeless love story.
Horan will kick off the birthday festivities, which are open to the general public, with a 3 p.m. discussion of her book in Fallingwater's Visitors Pavilion. Books will be available for purchase, or you may order a copy through the Fallingwater Museum Store at www.wpcshop.com.
Guests have the option of purchasing tickets for the entire evening, which inculdes the opportunity to explore the house the American Institute of Architects voted “the most important building of the 20th century” at their own pace. Wine and cheese will be served on the bridge leading to Fallingwater. As dusk descends, a lantern-lit path will lead guests to back to the pavilion where they will enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner and birthday cake with the author.
Tickets for the Loving Frank lecture are $15 per person. Tickets for the entire evening, including the lecture, wine and cheese at the house and dinner with the author, are $150 per person. Proceeds from the evening support the continued preservation of Fallingwater. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. To order tickets online, visit www.fallingwater.org or call 724-329-8501.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
To date, the Conservancy has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 76th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.
Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, WPC partnered with more than 5,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.