Join Read to Grow for “A Conversation with Nora Ephron — humorist, novelist and writer-director — on Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. on Long Wharf Theatre’s Mainstage in New Haven. Advance reservations are necessary.

Citizens Bank, a long-time Read to Grow supporter, is the event sponsor.

Following wine and cheese reception at 2:30 p.m., Read to Grow founder and board chair Roxanne Coady will interview Ms. Ephron, author of a new book, “I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections.”

In “I Remember Nothing,” Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of “I Feel Bad About My Neck,” taking a cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future. She bemoans the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalls with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten, all the while giving candid, edgy voice to everything women who have reached a certain age think — but rarely acknowledge. Publishers Weekly called the book “an intelligent, alert, entertaining perspective that does not take itself too seriously.”

Ephron is one of the country’s most well-known and beloved screenwriters and directors. She recently wrote and directed the hit movie Julie & Julia, and has received Academy Award nominations for best original screenplay for the immensely popular and critically acclaimed When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. 

Single seats to the event are $75 and include a copy of the new book. Premium seats, which include a personalized copy of “I Remember Nothing…” and proximity seating, are $125. Sponsorships are also available.

Call Read to Grow at 203-488-6800 to reserve a seat or for more information, or register online at www.readtogrow.org. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Read to Grow, a Branford-based nonprofit literacy organization that works to build literacy and provide books for Connecticut children beginning at birth.

Press inquiries about the event should be directed to Cindy Gerstl, Read to Grow Communications Coordinator at cgerstl@readtogrow.org  or 203-488-6800.

For more information about Long Wharf Theatre’s 2010-11 season, visit www.longwharf.thinkcreativegroup.com or call 203-787-4282.

About Read to Grow

Read to Grow builds early literacy for all Connecticut children from birth, when literacy development begins. It is the only statewide organization to connect with parents in the hospital when a baby is born and provide the tools they need — children’s books and guidance — to take an active role in their baby’s literacy development and set their child on a path to success in school and in life. This year, Read to Grow reached 50% of all Connecticut newborns and distributed over 100,000 books statewide.