Wine and Words
July 30 and 31, 2020
Join us at Grand View Lodge in 2020 for our 8th year of Wine and Words
Tickets will go on sale on April 1st at 12:01 AM
Join us on July 30th for an evening of good friends, good wine, fabulous authors, and many wonderful books. Our event will begin with a social time at 5:30 pm. Enjoy complimentary wine as you browse through the exciting silent auction items. At 6:30, a special sit down dinner will take place while you continue to chat with old friends and new. The evening will continue with insightful presentations by our authors, followed by a chance to purchase books and have them signed, a chance to talk with the authors, and take a few pictures.
Join us on July 31st for a lunch version of the same event with a social time at 10:30 am with a silent auction and lunch at 11:30 am with the same line up of authors as the evening before. The book signing will follow the event.
Tickets for each event are sold individually or in tables of 10. Grab your friends, book group, whoever, and join us for an unforgettable event!
Dinner (July 30th) tickets are $50 for individuals, discounted rate for a table of 10 purchase is $450.00
Luncheon (July 31st) tickets are $40 for individuals discounted rate for a table of 10 purchase is $350.00
Tickets sell out every year so be sure to secure your spots!
Tickets may also be purchased by cash or check written out to Friends of the Brainerd Public Library. With our Library currently closed, please contact Sheila at 218-838-0886 for how to do this. If you choose to purchase tickets this way it is important that all contact goes one direction to be certain you are reserved for your seats. Please do not give cash or checks to someone on our team and feel that we have reserved seats for you.
*Please note that as of this time we are good to move ahead with these dates. As always, our tickets are nonrefundable however if something comes up we may be able to assist you in selling your tickets. The exception to this would be if we had to cancel. If that happens, you will be offered a full refund from tickets purchased online and checks deposited with the Friends.
Our 2020 Author Line Up:
Lorna Landvik is the author of eleven novels, including the best-selling PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS, OH MY STARS, BEST TO LAUGH and her newest addition: Chronicles Of A Radical Hag.
Landvik's checkered (but legal) past includes working as a chambermaid in Bavaria, winning a trip to Tahiti as a contestant on '$25,000 Pyramid' (MacGyver was her partner), temping at the Playboy Mansion (it was strictly a clerical position) and walking across the country as a member of The Great Peace March.
Lorna is also the Wine and Words MC and has been since inception, 8 years ago. Lucky us!!!! We are thrilled to have her again in 2020!
Kaira Rouda is an American author, journalist, public speaker, marketing executive and entrepreneur. She is the USA Today bestselling author is best known for novels of psychological suspense, including Best Day Ever and All the Difference. You may recognize her books as she had sent books the last two years to Wine and Words as giveaways. Her novel The Favorite Daughter was released in May 2019.
Jay Ryan Stradal is the author of New York Times bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest and national bestseller The Lager Queen of Minnesota. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Granta, The Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. In addition to trying to write short stories and novels, he was a contributing editor at TASTE from 2017 to 2019. Previously, he was the fiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown from 2013 to 2016, and an editor-at-large at Unnamed Press in Los Angeles from 2015 to 2017.
Julie Schumacher Schumacher won the comedy writing prize for her novel Dear Committee Members, becoming the first woman to win in its 20-year history. JULIE grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University, where she earned her MFA. Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She lives in St. Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota.
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels THOSE WHO SAVE US (Harcourt, 2004), THE STORMCHASERS (Dutton, 2010), and THE LOST FAMILY (Harper Collins, 2018). Jenna is also the author of the novella "The Lucky One" in GRAND CENTRAL (Berkeley/Penguin, July 2014) and the audio course “The Author At Work: The Art of Writing Fiction” (Recorded Books, 2015). Jenna is one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers. She’s based in Boston, where she taught at Boston University and now teaches at Grub Street Writers, where she has run fiction workshops for over 20 years.
Kelly Harms is an author, a mother, and a big dreamer. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her sparkling son, Griffin; her fluffy dog, Scout; and her beloved Irishman, Chris. Before this midwestern life, she lived in New York, New York, and worked with many of her author-heroes as an editor at HarperCollins and then as a literary agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. She is currently rocking the Amazon Best Sellers List. The Bright Side of Going Dark will be released in May of 2020.