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
Dr. Michael Godin
Willis Towers Watson
Presenting Lunch Sponsor: $2,500
Writer’s Circle: $1,200
Blue Edge Capital, LLC
Janet Brown Interiors
Richmond Times- Dispatch