Book & Author Event

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center 


The Junior League of Richmond (JLR) and Dominion Resources will welcome seven national authors to Richmond on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, for the 69th Book & Author Event. 

A spring literary feast taking place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, the Book & Author Dinner is the longest running event of its kind in the country.

Fostering a love for reading and promoting of the art of writing, the Junior League of Richmond’s Book & Author Event encompasses several activities in the Richmond community, including a luncheon, author visits to local schools, and a dinner presentation featuring each of the seven authors. 

The Junior League is most grateful to Dominion, Presenting Signature Sponsor, and to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Paul Duke Sponsor, for their dedicated support of this event.  

Last year's event raised over $53,000 to assist the League in its mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Individual tickets for the dinner are $75, and tables of 10 are available for the discounted rate of $675 until April 1, 2014. Patron level sponsor tickets are $90, which includes preferred dinner seating and recognition in the program. Friend level sponsor tickets are $135, which include a cocktail reception with the authors, preferred dinner seating and recognition in the event program. A limited number of gallery seats, which will not include dinner, are available for $30. Luncheon tickets are $55.  A cash bar will be available at both events.

The Internal Revenue Service allows a tax deduction on the amount paid for tickets that exceeds the fair market value of the goods and services received. The Junior League of Richmond has established a fair market value of $35 per person for dinner or lunch and entertainment at this event.   The amount paid for each person that exceeds $35 is considered a tax deductible donation.  The dinner gallery ticket is fully tax deductible.


The Book & Author Event is offering this fabulous bracelet from Diamonds Direct as a Raffle Item at this year's event. Tickets for a chance to win are only $10 each or four for $30. 

Diamonds Direct of Short Pump has generously donated a Tacori fashion bracelet from the Tacori 18k925 collection which features a bold combination of 18-karat gold and 925 silver that fuses classic elegance with modern inspiration. Faceted gems add a bold flair to this silver and 18-karat white gold bracelet. Vibrant quartz, prasiolite, and rose amethyst blend for a unique and exciting panache while the rose gold Tacori toggle adds a simple yet striking touch.  Retail value: $1,150. Your name/ticket(s) will automatically be entered into the raffle.  Winner need not be present to win. 

Use the 'BUY TICKETS' link above to purchase your Raffle Tickets! 

Authors Unveiled

Author Bob Deans will return as Master of Ceremonies and will welcome to the stage the following distinguished authors and their featured publications:

Corban Addison -  “The Garden of Burning Sand” (published March 26, 2014) 

Lolis Eric Elie - “Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans” (July 24, 2013) 

Dan Harris - “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story” (March 11, 2014) 

Daniel Jones - “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)” (February 4, 2014) 

Jen Lancaster - “Twisted Sisters” (February 4, 2014) 

James Swanson - “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” (November 12, 2013) 

Carol Wall - “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart” (March 4, 2014)

View the full review of the authors and their works.  

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Your company can make a difference in connecting community needs, resources, and volunteers in the greater Richmond community by committing to a corporate or advertising sponsorship for the 2014 Book & Author Event.  The Junior League of Richmond’s Book & Author Event offers a variety of sponsorship levels and packages, which provide notable exposure to national best-selling authors, League members, over 1,000 event attendees annually and to the community at-large. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Available at levels of $500 and above, our luncheon and dinner sponsors receive behind the scenes event access, preferential seating and logo recognition.  Please download the Corporate Sponsorship Packet for additional information on how you can participate. 

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising opportunities are available within the dinner program as well as dinner media presentation.  Download the Advertising Opportunities Packet

Inquiries regarding the sponsorship or advertising opportunitiescan be sent to

205 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: 804.643.4886
Fax: 804.643.4887