Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2018

By Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation (other events)

Sat, Apr 28 2018 10:30 AM Sun, Apr 29 2018 8:30 AM


Join us as we welcome 60 authors to Wisconsin for an afternoon luncheon filled with fun, gift bags full of books and door prizes.

We will also be raffling off wonderful donations and many baskets filled with books and other items. Not only will you enjoy lunch at an author table, but this event includes a book signing with NYT best seller Susan Wiggs and the 59 additional best selling, award winning and debut authors attending. Book signing open to the public from 3:30-4:30 pm.

This annual luncheon was a dream of Barbara Vey and has become an international event, not to be missed! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle.

What readers get:

Keynote by New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
One hour meet & greet with the authors before lunch
Lunch with an author
Tote bag filled with books and other goodies sent by authors
Gifts from your author
Chance to win door prizes donated by authors
$5 Gift Certificate to be used at Amazon book signing following lunch
Opportunity to win raffle baskets
Book signing event

Keynote Speaker: Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs’s life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. According to  [unreliable narrator] Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with “refreshingly honest emotion,” and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is “one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book.” Booklist characterizes her books as “real and true and unforgettable.”

Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award, the highest honor given for a work of romantic fiction. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film.

The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.

Four Points by Sheraton - Milwaukee Airport
5311 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 481-2400

SATURDAY Night Pizza Party

Relaxed atmosphere to visit with other readers and authors while enjoying soda and all the pizza you can eat. Doors open at 5:30pm.

SUNDAY Breakfast

Join us as we welcome 60 authors for breakfast. No book bags, giveaways or raffles but enjoy time with an author of your choice. Breakfast is served at 8:30am.

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