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, 2 PM. Dallas Book Festival Hosts Lisa Wingate as the Headliner speaker. Booksigning. The festival sponsored by Friends of the Library  is 10 to 6 PM with dozens of activities on 8 floors of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, 1515 Young Street Dallas FMI 214.670.1400. 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, 6:30PM. Program and 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 20, 2017, 12:00 to 5:00. Wingate presents at Books in Bloom Literary Festival. Location: The Historic Crescent hotel conservatory and gardens, 75 Prospect Avenue, Booktable by Nightbird Books. Booksigning. Details pending. Eureka Springs, AR.

May 23, 2018, 6—8 PM . Random House Reader’s Circle Live!  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Lisa will join the group to share her thoughts about the novel, her writing process, and where she got the idea that led to BEFORE WE WERE YOURS. Readers will gather with Random House staff members for small group discussion in a deeper conversation about the book. Tickets are $45 and includes a trade paperback copy of the book delivered to your door before the event. Purchase here: Random House, 1745 Broadway, 11th Floor in the Louis L’Amour Room New York, NY.


June 2 — 6, 2018. If All Arkansas Read the Same Book features Lisa Wingate’s New York Times Best Seller, Before We Were Yours. Wingate will introduce the book and take questions from the audience at each location. This tour is sponsored by Arkansas Center for the book, Arkansas State Libraries. This is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries across Arkansas. FMI contact the individual library or the tour coordinator, 501.682.2874, Little Rock, AR.

June 2, 12:00 Noon. Bentonville Public Library/ Bella Vista Library joint event 405 South Main St. Bentonville, AR.

June 2, 3 pm. Springdale Public Library, 405 S. Pleasant St. Springdale, AR.

June 3, 2 pm. Garland County Library, 
1427 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR.

June 4, 4 pm.  Baxter County Library
300 Library Hill.
Mountain Home, AR

June 5, Noon. A Gathering of the Groups
, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 1000 N. Mississippi St.
Little Rock, AR.

June 5, 5:30. William F. Laman Public Library, Argenta Branch
420 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR.

June 6, Noon. White County Regional Library 113 E. Pleasure Avenue,
Searcy, AR

June 6, 4 pm. East Central Arkansas Regional Library, 410 Merriman Avenue, East, Wynne, AR.



June 8, 2—4 PM. Lisa Wingate tells about her New York Times Best Seller, Before We Were Yours, which is set in Memphis. She will take questions and facilitate discussion. Adoptees from, and families affected by the Tennessee Childrens’ Home Society are especially invited to come. Booksigning to follow the booktalk. Location: Kirby Pines Lifecare Community — auditorium, 3535 Kirby Rd,. Booktable by Novel Memphis Bookstore. Free, open to the public, no reservation needed. Memphis, TN.

June 9, 2018 at 1—3 PM. A private gathering for Tennessee Children’s Home Society adoptees and family members are invited to gather to discuss their experiences. Participants are invited to bring their adoption paperwork, letters from Georgia Tann, pictures, search documentation, and other items of interest. Archival materials related the Tennessee Childrens’ Home Society will be available for reading. Author Lisa Wingate and friends will help to document the experiences the participants want to share. Reservations required. FMI or to make a reservation contact Memphis, TN.

June 9, 2018 at 6-7:30 PM. Book talk and signing sponsored by Novel Bookshop, Memphis. 387 Perkins Extd. FMI: Contact Novel Bookshop (901) 922-5526.  Memphis, TN.

June 10, 2018, 2 – 3:30 PM. Lisa 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. Donations accepted to Elmwood’s book preservation fund. Event is full. See June 8 (above) for another opportunity to attend this presentation. FMI historian@Elmwood Cemetery. FMI Kim Bearden , 901.774.3212. Memphis, TN.

June 10, 2018, 5 – 6:30 PM.  Same as above. This event is full also. See June 8 (above) for another opportunity to attend this presentation.  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, FMI 949-642-8058 Newport Beach, CA.

June 30, 2018, 6 PM, Wingate will introduce her NYT best selling book, Before We Your Yours at Crooked Tree Auditorium, 461 E. Mitchell Street. There will be a booktable and booksigning by Mclean and Eakin bookstore. Tickets ($5.00) will be on sale May 1 through the website or in the store at 307 E. Lake Street. FMI, 231.347.1180 or . Petoskey, MI.

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. FMI . 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. Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Farmingdale, NJ. Book table by Barnes and Noble. Details pending. Manalapan, NJ.

November 1, 2018. St. Ann’s Hospital Signature Speaking Event, 6 PM reception, 7:00 opening remarks, 7:45 “Where are the Children”, Lisa Wingate tells about her New York Times best Selling Novel, Before We Were Yours, and will take questions from the audience about 8:30. Booktable and Booksigning to follow. Location: The Exchange, 6520 Riverside Drive. This is a benefit fundraiser for St. Anne’s Hospital, sponsored the Women’s Auxiliary. Dublin, OH.

November 10, 2018. Books on the Bosque Book Festival, Bosque Arts Center, Details pending. Ticketed event. Public welcome.    
254-675-3724. 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.

January 27. Fund Raiser with Mary Alice Monroe and Patti Callahan Henry. Details pending. Isle of Palm, SC.

February 23, 2PM. Wingate speaks at The Grand Finale for St. Johns Reads Before We Were Yours. This is a county program of St. Johns County Public Library System. Details pending. St. Augustine, FL.

February 28, Luncheon. Wingate is one of four featured speakers for the Annual Book and Author Luncheon for Gilda Mallin Boica West Chapter of Hadassah. The event features, continental breakfast, boutiques, and a gourmet lunch. The event benefits Hadassah Hospital in Israel which does stem cell research on such diseases as melanoma, muscular dystropohy, and Alzheimers. Location: Boca West Country Club. Detail pending. Boca Raton, FL.

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