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Galena LitFest - Dining with the Authors

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 6:00pm

DeSoto House Hotel
230 South Main Street
Galena, IL 61036

5pm: A meet and greet for VIP ticket holders

6pm: Buffet dinner, two presentations, and book signings

Opening speaker, Heather Bentley: The Not So Glamorous Life of a Romance Writer
From avid reader to romance author, find out how a stay-at-home mom secretly spent her days writing, and what happened when the secret got out. Heather is the winner of the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Award.

Keynote speaker, Michael Perry: Writing From the Middle of Nowhere
New York Times bestselling author and humorist, Michael Perry unravels his accidental trip into the writing life. Michael is the author of "Population: 485" and "Truck."

Ticket Options:
Dining with the Authors: $35

Includes dinner and two presentations
VIP Dining Ticket: $60

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