Book & Author

75th Annual Book & Author

Thursday, May 7, 2020

In our 75th year we will host 6 amazing authors! We are excited to announce the author panel:

  • Melissa M. Martin- “Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou”
  • Bob Deans- “The Bicycle Man”
  • Natalie Jenner- “The Jane Austen Society”
  • Phuc Tran- “Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In”
  • Grady Hendrix- “A Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires”
  • Lily King- “Writers & Lovers

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

We will also feature the Junior League’s very own Anne Poarch and her second book of poetry ” The Grit & Joy of Being”  for 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 12:30 p.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!

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

To purchase luncheon tickets and pre-purchase books, please click here.

The Dinner – An Evening Celebration

This year’s evening program will take place at the historic Altria Theater, where patrons have the option of attending with or without a dinner purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. The evening panel with authors begins at 7:30 p.m., with each author speaking on his/her experiences as a writer.  An autograph and dessert reception will immediately follow the evening program, with books available for purchase.  A cash bar will be available.

To purchase dinner tickets, please go to the Altria ticketing site by clicking here.


If you have any questions, please contact:
Kayley Perkins, Chair
Deanna Hathaway, Co-Chair

2020 Featured Authors:


For a look back through the years: Watch this video from Book & Author!


Thank you to our 2020 committed sponsors: 

Presenting Dinner Sponsor: $25,000

Mayo Carter Circle: $2,500


Troutman Sanders

Dr. Michael Godin


McGuire Woods

Willis Towers Watson

Presenting Lunch Sponsor: $2,500

Writer’s Circle: $1,200

New Market

Blue Edge Capital, LLC

Reader’s Circle

Nora Crouch

Towne Bank

Janet Brown Interiors

Media Sponsorship

Richmond Times- Dispatch