January 20 & 21, 2022. Wingate presents her NYT best seller, The Book of Lost Friends. A reception, dinner, presentation, Q & A and booksigning starts at 6:30 on the 20th for major donors. On the 21st a free presentation with Q & A for the public starts at 11 AM and a booksigning follows at 12 . Contact Columbus Public Library for reservation. Sponsored by Muscogee County Library Foundation. Muscogee County, GA.
February 23-25, 2022. One Book, A Community Read of Before We Were Yours with author Lisa Wingate. School visits within community. Public event and Meet the author book talk September 24th, 7 PM. Sponsored by Thomas County Public Library System. Thomas County, GA.
September 29, 2022, 6 — 8:30 PM. Zoom meeting with a panel discussion including audience Q & A features Lisa Wingate, author of The Book of Lost Friends, Naomi Mitchell Carrier, CEO Texas Center for African American Living History in Houston & Diane Plauche from the Historic New Orleans collection. This NYT best seller was selected because of its Louisiana setting and related themes of the book, specifically the “Lost Friends” ads. The program is a community read patterned after the NEA Big Reads projects. Presented by Rapides Parish Library in Alexandria, LA. FMI website: https://www.rpl.org/ Alexandria, LA. (Zoom)
October 27, 2022. Lunch at 11:30 for Town Meeting for Historical Book Club of North Carolina. Keynote at 12:10 by Lisa Wingate presenting The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours, followed by a booksigning. Books will be available on site by Scuppernong Books. Public welcome. Location: Greensboro Country Club, FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/greensboro-country-club/historical-book-club-of-north-carolina/148297105909613/. Greensboro, NC.
November 4, 2022 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Seated dinner starts at 6:30, with the program at 7:30, followed by a reception, book sales & signing ending at 9:30. Lisa Wingate will talk about her life, career, the writing process and take audience questions. Conoco Phillips Oklahoma State University Alumni Center. The event is sponsored by the H Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series and benefits the Friends of the OSU Library to support library services. Open to the Public. for Tickets: You can purchase tickets and learn more about the Cobb Speaker Series at conta.cc/3U4CF0w. Stillwater, OK.
April 1, 2023, 1 to 3:30 PM. Lisa Wingate discusses writing, her career and The Book of Lost Friends. At 1 pm she leads a Book Club discussion of The Book of Lost Friends. From 1 to 3, Lisa is featured at the Great Southern Writer Lecture, with a Book Signing to follow. Books Along the Teche Literary Festival is a three-day multicultural literary festival with Cajun food, live music and author interaction. FMI about program details, locations and ticketed events: Https://booksalongthetecheliteraryfestival.com/ New Iberia, LA. June 8 – 10, 2023. Wingate will be a featured speaker at the Historical Novel Society Conference. Plans include a speech with Q & A session and a panel discussion (topic TBD). Lisa will also host a 60 minute evening discussion (topic, TBC). Other conference events include a reception and book signing. For details and registration as they become available: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/ Springfield, OH.
Please check back. Other events pending and details will be added when known.