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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 TCHSadoptees@gmail.com. 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 email@example.com . 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 . https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/ 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. Location: Embassy Suites, 201 University Dr E, College Station. Booktable and booksigning. Link to invitation and tickets https://tinyurl.com/wingatedinner Bryan/College Station, TX.
October 14th (tentative) Opus & Olives Annual Book & Author Dinner (pre dinner cocktail party) dinner with several authors giving 10 minute talks. Booksigning before and after dinner. St. Paul, MN
October 23, 2018 10:30 Registration, 11:30 Booktalk by Lisa Wingate, Luncheon at 12:30. Sponsored by Manalapan New Jersey Woman’s Club at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Dr. Booksigning at a book table by Barnes and Noble. Farmingdale, 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 9, time to be determined. Lisa will moderate a discussion of her latest release, NYT Best Seller and winner of the Southern Book Prize for Southern Fiction, Before We Were Yours for the National Conference Book Club. Registered participants only for this yearly national conference for financial advisors, sponsoring companies and staff of Commonwealth Financial Network. Location: J.W. Marriott, 110 E 2nd Street. Austin, TX.
November 9 & 10, 2018. Books on the Bosque Book Festival, Bosque Arts Center, 215 S College Hill Dr. Ticketed event. Lisa will be speaking Saturday at 2:00 in Frazier Performance Hall on the third floor and then will do a question and answer segment from 3:00-3:50. Books will be available and Lisa’s Booksigning will be before and after these two sessions. Reavis Wortham is speaking at an Author’ Dinner on Friday evening. Saturday morning features children and young adult sessions and the afternoon is for adult readers and writers. A link will be available to purchase tickets. Go here FMI. https://www.bosqueartscenter.org/page/Books_on_the_Bosque.aspx 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 19, Lisa will have a session on Saturday at Girl Friend Weekend in Texas. Details pending.
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 24, 2:30 Alachua County Author Series presents, “Where are the Children” a booktalk about NYT Best Seller Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Questions & Answers and Booksigning to follow the booktalk. Booktable by Books a Million in Gainesville. Free and open to the public, no reservation needed. Gainesville, 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.
September 25. Luncheon speaker for High Point Literary League. Press meeting, Booksigning. Booktable by Greensboro Barnes and Noble. (Dinner with the board on the 24th at 6:30). High Point, NC.
Please check back. Other events pending and details will be added when known.