2017 LitLUNCH! Press Release



Contact: Tina Koenig

Broward Public Library Foundation




Celebrity Coach Samantha Ettus to Appear at

 Broward Public Library Foundation’s Annual LitLUNCH!


LitLUNCH! Attendees Will Devour Her Book


            FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- November 8, 2016 -- Samantha Ettus mixes ingredients in a whole new way in The Pie Life:  A Guilt-free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction. Join this best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host as she describes her process of viewing life as a pie with you as the baker. 

            Samantha will share tips and stories from The Pie Life during LitLUNCH!, which is the kick-off to Literary Feast 2017, the Broward Public Library Foundation’s annual fundraising event. This year LitLUNCH! will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 beginning at 11:15 a.m. at the Pier Top Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six (2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale).

            The Pie Life is the ultimate self-improvement playbook for women who need a work/life balance. Incorporating personal stories from hundreds of women including TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, news anchor Gayle King, Wall Street maven Sallie Krawcheck, Barnard College President Debora Spar, entrepreneur Liz Lange and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider.

            LitLUNCH! 2017 co-chairs are Catalina Alvalos of Tripp Scott attorneys at law, Laurie Menekou of Conceptual Communications and photojournalist/reporter Kara Starzyk.

            Tickets to LitLUNCH! are $75. Proceeds support Broward County Library children’s and adult literacy programs and services funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation. For LitLUNCH! tickets and sponsorship information, please visit www.bplfoundation.org/litlunch or contact Tina Koenig at 954.357.7384.


Links to Images to accompany this story:


Book Jacket

Samantha headshot

Samantha casual


2017 Sponsor Recognition:


Blue Ribbon Presenting Luncheon Sponsor

The Haller Foundation


Slice of the Pie Auction Luncheon Sponsor 

Tripp Scott


Pie à la Mode (Valet) Sponsor 

Broward Health 


Home is Where the Pie is Sponsor



Sweet as Pie Champagne Sponsor


Edward Jones Investments, Cheryl Balaban

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits


Easy as Pie Premium Table Sponsors

Ann Burris

Conceptual Communications, Laurie Menekou Ernest-Jones

Dr. Patty 's Dental Boutique & Spa / Lilac and Lilies Boutique

Durée & CompanyDurée Ross

Friends of the Cultural Arts


Wine Sponsor

Bogle Vinyards


Media Sponsor

Venice Magazine


Premium Decorations 

The Flowerbar at Field of Flowers