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Father Gregory Boyle Debuts New Book "THE WHOLE LANGUAGE" in Culver City on Nov 3

Village Well Books & Coffee Hosts Book Launch and Fundraiser for Homeboy Industries

Who: Father Gregory Boyle, bestselling author and founder of Homeboy Industries - Father Boyle, a beloved Jesuit priest, is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. He is also an international bestselling author of several books.

What: Father Boyle will be sharing about the power of extravagant tenderness, the premise of his new book, and the work of Homeboy Industries. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES

About the book: In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful and tender. Boyle's moving stories challenge our ideas about God and people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others – and ourselves – with acceptance and tenderness.

When: Wednesday, November 3 - VIP Reception with Father Boyle: 5:30-6:30 pm ($150) - Book event: 7 – 9 pm ($35)

Where: VIP Reception @ Village Well Books & Coffee, 9900 Culver Boulevard, Culver City - Book event @ St. Augustine's Church, 3850 Jasmine Ave, Culver City. - Masks are required at this indoor event, and the church allows for plenty of social distancing.

How: This is an onsite event, tickets must be purchased in advance. General tickets are $35 and include a copy of the signed book. VIP Reception tickets with Father Boyle are $150, including the book and admission to the book event. Get tickets here.

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Village Well is the first and only independent, general interest bookstore in Culver City, with more than 10,000 new releases, paperbacks, and classics in all genres. The café serves healthy drinks, snacks and meals, including beer and wine. The store is open Sunday through Wednesday, 8 am – 5 pm, and Thursday through Saturday, 8 am – 7 pm.


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