Book & Author

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Luncheon: 12:30 PM at Tuckahoe Women's Club, 4215 Dover Road, Richmond, VA 23221

Dinner: 7 PM at Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

In our 72nd year, we will host 6 amazing authors! We are excited to announce the author panel:

  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar- Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
  • Melissa Clark – Dinner: Changing the Game   
  • Kate White – The Secrets You Keep
  • David Leite – Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression    
  • Sally Mott Freeman – The Jersey Brothers
  • Michelle Gable – The Book of Summer

And returning as our resident emcee and host- Bob Deans!

We will also feature the Junior League's very own Anne Poarch and her debut book of poems Flight: of Butterflies, Robins and Other Winged Dreams for our luncheon Q&A, book sales and autographs!

The Luncheon

A Personal & Conversational Experience

The luncheon portion of the Event will take place at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, beginning at 12:30p.m. (Doors open at noon). New this year, a short moderated Q&A with the authors will be included in the luncheon, and as always you can purchase books and have them autographed!

If you only wish to purchase a luncheon ticket, please go the luncheon event page HERE.

When you check out you will be able to pre-purchase books by our featured authors, purchase raffle tickets, and to make seat requests. Please note that seating requests are not guaranteed!

The Dinner

An Evening Celebration

This year’s dinner portion will take place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, beginning at 7p.m., with doors opening at 6p.m. An autograph reception will immediately follow the dinner, with books available for purchase and cash bar will also be available!

To purchase dinner tickets, or dinner/ luncheon combo tickets, please go to the Dinner page by clicking here. **Note that you will need to select luncheon tickets on the Merchandise tab where you can also purchase raffle tickets, wine for dinner and pre-order your books!  

To purchase only books and/or raffle tickets(not in conjunction with a dinner or luncheon ticket), please visit the books and raffle tickets ticket sales page by clicking here. 

If you would like to purchase tickets by check, please refer to the ticket pricing on the appropriate Event page link above. Your check (made payable to the Junior League of Richmond), contact information, and guest names may be sent to:  

Book and Author Tickets

205 West Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Seating will be assigned according to the date of your check arrival. Questions? Call (804) 643- 4886 x11.

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2016 Authors

2016 Authors (From Left to Right: Lesley Stahl, Floyd Cardoz, L. Douglas Wilder, Cokie Roberts, Laura Lippman, Kathleen Grissom

For more information or to have a question answered about Book & Author, please contact Sara Shelton at 703-725-9566 or