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Yvonne Lieblein to Speak at Catch-A-Star Literary Luncheon

Local author, poet, and business strategist Yvonne Lieblein will be the guest speaker at the annual Catch-A-Star Literary Luncheon, to be held Thursday, July 21, at noon, at the Soundview Restaurant in Greenport.

The Greenport native will share with her audience an inside look at her debut novel, The Wheelhouse Café, a story about love of the sea, love of music and love as the antidote to loneliness. As the writer reads scenes from the book and pairs them with the songs that accompany the novel, listeners will learn how her local village anchors the narrative and inspires her artistic life.

Lieblein is the creative force behind Lieblein Associates, which provides marketing solutions to companies seeking brand building and visibility. In 1995, she established Wish Factory, Inc., a charitable organization to brighten the holidays for families in need. She is a co-founder of Greenport High School’s DECA Business Club, part of a national organization that promotes business and marketing skills among high school students. She is also a co-producer of “Poetry at Poquatuck.”

This is the 21st year that Paula Shengold has arranged and chaired the summer luncheon celebrating arts and letters. Catch-A-Star is sponsored by the Daughters of Israel group of Congregation Tifereth Israel synagogue in Greenport. The event typically attracts more than 100 guests from the North and South Forks, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, and Connecticut. This year’s event will introduce local people who are featured in the novel.

Lunch will feature locally grown foods, and guests will have an opportunity to take home great raffle prizes. Advance reservations are suggested. Tickets at $40 each can be reserved by calling the synagogue at 631-477-0232.

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