Appearances, 2018

January 11-14, 2018.  Lisa will discuss Before We Were Yours at this annual conference for the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs. All book clubs welcome to join and attend. Location:  It is always fun and an opportunity to meet many authors and others who love books. Location: Stephen F. Austin State University. Details pending.  Nacogdoches, Texas.

February 3, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00, Meet and Greet Authors Lisa Wingate and Raghaven Ayer at Great River Library, 1300 W St. Germain Street. The authors will  discuss their books at 3:00 with a booksigning to follow. This party celebrates the library’s new Axis 360 e-book service designed for patrons to check out ebooks from home. The service will be demonstrated. Free and open to the public. St. Cloud, MN.

February 23 & 24. Southern Voices Festival, Hoover Library, 200 Municipal Dr. Hoover, AL Wingate is one of eight featured authors to speak in celebration of their books. Details pending. Tickets here: FMI, (205) 444-7800. Birmingham, AL.

March 3, 2018, 2:30 to 3:15. Book Mania. Wingate joins Jamie Ford and Kate Quinn for the panel discussion “When Past and Present Collide: Revealing our Journey”. Book signing to follow the panel. Location: Jensen Beach High School, Performing Arts Center, 2875 Northwest Goldenrod Road. The festival is free and open to the public. FMI Jensen Beach, FL.

March 10 & 11, 2018. Tucson Festival of Books. March 11 — 11:30 Wingate and J. Courtney Sullivan will discuss Family Secrets, Ethics, and Adoption, highlighting their books, Before We Were Yours and Saints of All Occasions. March 11–1:00 Wingate joins Thrity Umrigar (Everybody’s Son) and Shobha Rao (Girls Burn Brighter) for the panel. Extraordinary Bonds. Booksignings followpanels. Tucson, AZ.

March 27, 2018, 7 P.M. A Booksigning and program is being planned at Half Price Books Flagship store, 5803 E Northwest Hwy. Watch this page for program details to follow Dallas, TX.

April 2, 2018 at 2:00. Lisa Wingate presents Before We Were Yours at The Rosalind Club 11 N. Rosalind, Orlando. Tea & visitation following the booktalk. Booktable and Booksigning. Members and friends welcome. Orlando, FL.

April 3, 2018, 12:00 Luncheon with Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours Booktalk. Lisa will take questions after her speech. Booktable and personalizations to follow the luncheon. Booktable by The Vero Beach Book Center. Members and guests are welcome. Location: The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive. Vero Beach, FL.

April 3, 2018, 6 PM. Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours Booktalk, Questions and Answers, Booktable and Booksigning, Vero Beach Book Center, 392 21st Street, FMI Cynthia Callender, 772.569.2050. Vero Beach, FL.

April 5, 2018. Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Lariat Author Program (tentatively at 12:00). Wingate and other Lariat List authors will talk about their books. Dallas, TX.

April 7, 2018. Dallas Book Festival Hosts Lisa Wingate as the Headliner speaker & panel member. Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street Dallas FMI see website for details. Dallas, TX.

April 30, 2018–12:30. Before We Were Yours Booktalk by Lisa Wingate at Ouachita Center (OC) on the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain campus at 1100 College Avenue. Free and open to the public, no reservation is required. Book Signing. FMI Brenda Miner, 479.394.7622, ext. 1370, Mena, AR.

April 30, 2018 –3.30. Before We Were Yours Booktalk by Lisa Wingate at Polk County Library, 410 8th St with book signing to follow. Light refreshments. Space limited so please make a reservation. Brenda Miner, 479.394.7622, ext. 1370, Mena, AR.

May 17, 2018. Lisa will have a booksigning for Parnassus Books, Hillsboro Plaza Shopping Center, 3900 Hillsboro Pike #14, Details of the program to follow. FMI watch this page or contact the bookstore, 615.953.2243 Nashville, TN.

May 23, 2018. Random House event, New York, NY.

June 4 — 9, 2018. If All Arkansas Read the Same Book features Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours, Sponsored by Arkansas Center for the book, Arkansas State Library. This is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries of all types across Arkansas. Details pending about dates and specific libraries where Wingate will introduce the book and take questions. Watch this page for details coming soon.

June 10, 2018 at 2 PM. Wingate will talk about Before We Were Yours at the historic Lords Chapel at Elmwood Cemetery (824 S Dudley St.) where children who perished in the Tennessee Children’s Home Society’s facilities were buried. Recently a memorial was dedicated to these victims of the adoption for profit scandal perpetrated by Georgia Tann in the 1940s. Booktable and signing after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public with donations accepted to Elmwood’s book preservation fund. Please make reservations here: historian@Elmwood Cemetery. FMI Kim Bearden , 901.774.3212. Memphis, TN

June 12, 2018, 11:30—1:30. Lisa will speak about Before We Were Yours at the Friends of the Library membership meeting and buffet lunch, for members only. Booktable and Signing. Newport Beach (Central) Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA.

September 1, 2018. Library of Congress National Book Festival. Wingate will speak about Before We Were Yours at this, the largest book festival in the nation. Details about the time and location of the event are pending. Washington D.C.

September 9, 2018, 6:30. Lisa speaks about Before We Were Yours at a benefit dinner for Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach, an organization that also facilitates adoptions. The event is sponsored by The Busy Moms Book Club. Tickets information and location will be available soon. Booktable and booksigning. Bryan/College Station, TX.

October 23, 2018. Wingate is the luncheon speaker for Manalapan New Jersey Woman’s Club. Details pending. Manalapan, NJ

November 10, 2018. Books on the Bosque Book Festival, Bosque Arts Center, Clifton, TX.



January 15, 5:30. Before We Were Yours booktalk with Questions and Answers at a meeting of the Literary Society,Inc./ Northern Trust Bank, Booktable and Booksigning with cocktail party to follow the speech. Fort Myers, FL.

Please check back. Other events pending and details will be added when known.