John A. Greenwald – Wild Bird – March 9, 2017

The Endowment Committee and the Friends of the Monterey Public Library invite you to

A Talk by Author John A. Greenwald about his latest book

Wild Bird: The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris

Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Hors d’oeuvres Served 

Wave Street Studios
774 Wave St., Monterey

$25 per person
1849 Society Members & Guests Complimentary


RSVP by Monday, March 6, 2017 Sirie Thongchua, 831.646.5632 or

Tickets also available in person at the Library Help Desk or by phone at 831.646.5632.

MPL Friends is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. Tax ID #91-1976593. Fair Market Value is $25.

Author John A. Greenwald shares the story of how the discovery of letters hidden in the walls of La Mirada revealed the end of a passionate love affair between its former owner Ruth Morris and British author Alec Waugh (Evelyn’s brother) and inspired Greenwald to begin uncovering many more surprising details about this fascinating woman. That she flew planes, raced cars, worked in Hollywood, fought a bull, and was involved in a great scandal. Perfect material for an engrossing book.

A California native, John A. Greenwald is a graduate of UC Berkeley and a former copywriter for several major advertising agencies. He later became a teacher and began helping high school students learn how to write. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Monterey.