Wine and Words

August 18th, 19th, and 20th

 2021

Wine and Words 2021

Tickets will go on sale at 12:01 Am on May 1st, 2021

Wine and Words 2021 is in the planning and we are so excited for this year's lineup of amazing authors! 
We have given great consideration to how to make this event comfortable for all who attend. Social Distancing practices will be in place by offering 50%  fewer seats per event this year and tables of 8 instead of tables of 10. 

Due to this reduction in seating per event, we have made the decision to extend Wine and Words by adding on Wednesday, August 18th.  Our incredible author line up all agreed to do an additional day.  Three opportunities to attend this year, and a fourth virtual option as well.

We will also be offering a virtual experience for those who are unable to attend in person.  This ticket will give you a link to a live event on Thursday, August 19th. Our Friends Board is excited to offer even more ways to experience Wine and Words.

Tickets are scheduled to go live this year on May 1st, 2021.

 

Wednesday, August 18th:

Social Time w/ Silent Auction: 5:30

Book Booth Open:  5:30 -6:30

Dinner:  6:30

Authors Speak:  7:15

Book Signing Follows

Book Booth Open

Thursday, August 19th:
Social Time w/ Silent Auction: 5:30
Book Booth Open:  5:30 -6:30
Dinner:  6:30
Authors Speak:  7:15
Book Signing Follows
Book Booth Open

Individual Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday:  $50 
Table of 8:  $400 with bonus swag for your table and entry into a bonus drawing

Friday, August 20th:  Brunch
Social Time w/ Silent Auction:  10:30 am
Book Booth Opens:  10:30 -11:30 am
Luncheon: 11:30
Authors Speak: 12:15
Book Signing Follows
Book Booth Open

Individual Tickets:  $40
Table of 8:  $320 with bonus swag for your table and entry into a special drawing

Please note that all ticket sales starting this year will be through online purchases.  We are unable to offer cash and check purchases as we have in the past.  Thank you for your understanding.


Virtual Experience Ticket:  $15 per person


 

Our 2021 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 2021!  
Fiona Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue. She lives in New York City and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the Columbia Journalism School.  Lions of Fifth Avenue was released in August of 2020.
 
Sheila O'Connor is the award-winning author of six novels.  Her new genre-bending book for adults, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts and Fictions, combines flash forms, archival documents, memoir, and historical research, to reconstruct the buried history of incarcerated girls.  Honors for Evidence of V include the Minnesota Book Award, the Foreword Editor’s Choice Award, Marshall Project’s Best Criminal Justice Books of the year, as well as others. Her other books are Where No Gods Came and Tokens of Grace, and her novels for readers of all ages include Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth, Sparrow Road, and Keeping Safe the Stars.   
Greer Macallister  Her debut novel THE MAGICIAN'S LIE was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. Her novels GIRL IN DISGUISE (“a rip-roaring, fast-paced treat to read” - Booklist) and WOMAN 99 (“a nail biter that makes you want to stand up and cheer” - Kate Quinn) were inspired by pioneering 19th-century private detective Kate Warne and fearless journalist Nellie Bly, respectively. Her new book, THE ARCTIC FURY, was named an Indie Next and Library Reads pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a spotlighted new release at PopSugar, Libro.fm, and Goodreads. A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, she lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Juliette Fay  Juliette Fay is the bestselling author of six novels, including Catch Us When We Fall, City of Flickering Light and The Tumbling Turner Sisters, a USA Today bestseller, and Costco Pennie’s Book Club Pick. Previous novels include The Shortest Way Home, one of Library Journal’s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction; Deep Down True, short-listed for the 2011Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association; and Shelter Me, a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and an Indie Next pick. Juliette is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University and lives in Massachusetts with her family. 
William Kent Krueger  William Kent Krueger is an American novelist and crime writer, best known for his series of novels featuring Cork O'Connor, which are set mainly in Minnesota. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel. In 2014, his stand-alone book Ordinary Grace won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013.

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