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Wine and Words!

Wine and Words 2024
July 24 - 26

Tickets are scheduled to go live on April 1st, 2024. The final day to purchase tickets will be 10 days prior to the first date of the event.



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


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: 
Individual Tickets:  $50 
Table of 8:  $400

Friday:  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:  $50

Table of 8:  $400 


Premium Tables will be available for each event that will include an author at these tables for your table of 8*.  These tables will be offered at $500 and when they are gone they are gone.  

*A Premium table of 8 means 8 seats for you and your guests at the table - a 9th seat will be added for the author and a 10th if the author brought someone with them.  Overfilling your table ( wanting more than 8 seats for your guests) may forfeit the author space.  
The Author at your table will be selected randomly.  No exceptions.

All ticket sales will be online through Eventbrite.


Donations to our silent Auctions are appreciated.  Click here for ideas.  


2023 Author Line Up 

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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 its inception.  Lucky us!!!! We are beyond thrilled to welcome her back for our eleventh year!
Sarah Pekkanen is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of four novels of suspense including The Golden Couple and The Wife Between Us, and the solo author of the thriller Gone Tonight. A passionate volunteer for rescue animals, she serves as an Ambassador for RRSA India and works hands-on in India to heal and vaccinate street dogs. She lives just outside of Washington, D.C., with her family
J. 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 New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Granta, The Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the American Booksellers Association Indie’s Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year. His next novel, Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club, is forthcoming. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in California with his family.
Marcie R. Rendon  Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, a Pinckley Prize-winning author, playwright, poet, freelance writer, and community arts activist. Rendon was awarded the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2020. She is a speaker on Native issues, leadership, and writing. Her second novel in her Cash Blackbear mystery series, Girl Gone Missing, was nominated for the Sue Grafton Memorial Award. Rendon was recognized as a 50 over 50 Change-maker by Minneapolis AARP and Pollen in 2018. She lives in Minneapolis.
Kaira Rouda  Kaira Rouda is a multiple award–winning, Amazon Charts and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her novels of domestic suspense include Beneath the Surface, The Widow, Somebody’s Home, The Next Wife, The Favorite Daughter, Best Day Ever, and All the Difference. Her novel, The Widow, was released, on December 1, 2022, and her latest novel, Beneath the Surface, will be released on September 5, 2023. To date, Kaira’s work has been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Southern California with her family. For more information, visit
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Andre Solo  Andre Sólo is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Sensitive Refuge, the world’s largest website for sensitive people, and the co-author of Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World. A sensitive person himself, for much of his life he thought he had to hide it, before coming to understand it is one of humanity’s most powerful — and most overlooked — traits. Now, Sólo is a recognized expert and passionate advocate for sensitive people. He writes at Forbes, Quartz, and Psychology Today, has spoken at Amazon, Paypal, and Google, and has been featured in Time, Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bustle, and numerous podcasts. Andre can be found in both New Orleans and Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he stays up too late, overwaters his houseplants, and chases after a very plucky two-year-old.
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