Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Poisoned Pen presents ~"I came late to..." June 24-27, 2010

Poisoned Pen presents ~"I came late to..." June 24-27, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ

This fabulous event is absolutely FREE! How can that be? Because this is not a conference, it's an EVENT! Only possible expense would be for the June 25 Tea (limited to 30, contact Events will take place at The Poisoned Pen and the Arizona Biltmore

Hotel: Arizona Biltmore. $89 plus taxes.

Thursday: June 24, 7:00 p.m. The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. 
Edgy Characters: Three Dames and a Guy
Lisa Brackmann, Jodi Compton, Stefanie Pintoff, Zoe Sharp

Friday, June 25: Georgette Heyer/Regency Tea Tasting.  2p.m./First Seating. 3:30 Second Seating possible. 7150 Fifth Ave. $15. Registration Required.

Teas will be brewed and served, a short talk on teas follows, the slant being unusual English teas. Discussion leaders include: Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Barron, Barbara Peters, Dana Stabenow, Lauren Willig.

Friday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. A Mash Up: Cozy and Noir at The Poisoned Pen
Three parts:
Bad girls (the characters, not the authors): Blackwell, Littlefield, Matthews
Blending the past and present: Cantrell, Carrell, Koryta

A Little Noir: Hendricks, Phillips, and new, John Shannon, interviewed by Patrick

Authors: Juliet Blackwell, Rebecca Cantrell, Jennifer Lee Carrell, Vicki Hendricks, Sophie Littlefield, Michael Koryta, Jeanne Matthews, Gary Phillips

Saturday June 26: Discussion groups: Arizona Biltmore, The History Room
2:00 pm Barron/Willig: Exploring Jane Austen
3:30 pm Carrell/Stabenow/Winspear, The Modern Historical

Note: both groups will discuss the author's most recent work in depth so there will be Spoilers! Read the new novels before you come.

Saturday June 26: A Walk on the Wild Side in Mystery 6:30 p.m. Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom, 2400 E Thunderbird Trail Phoenix (East off 24thStreet between Camelback Road and Lincoln Drive)
Barbara Peters writes: "Our night is still evolving. Look for Koryta to interview Hannah which should be a trip -- they are two irrepressible rising stars, highly individualistic, I put them together to see if sparks will fly.
A trip into Elizabethan noir with Chisholm, Stabenow, Gabaldon, and me
I have met PF Chisholm. You have not. She is a fantastic trip and generally wears remarkable hats, some with sweeping feathers just like those Elizabethan courtiers and rogues she writes about. The Tudors were definitely bad boys...and girls. So were their poets and playwrites and yes, spies. If you read The Other Boleyn Girl, here is what happened to her son and his kids.
More: Readings by the authors, questions, and our Drawing for the $100 Gift Certificate (each book by an attending author you purchase gives you a ticket to put into the drawing) plus $75 Gift Certificate for the person who writes the best completing line for

"I Came Late to _______"

Saturday June 26 Let's Read! 9:30 pm Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom

Nearly all the June 25/26 authors read from their work and take questions
Hit the bar. Wear street clothes or your pajamas. Mingle.

Sunday June 27 at 2:00PM - Karin Slaughter -at The Poisoned Pen

Author Bios: HERE

For all the info on this great EVENT, go HERE.

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