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    Free author Talk and Book Signing

    by Susan Lawlor on 2018-09-27T14:44:01-04:00 | Comments


    J.A. Jance will present an author talk and book signing, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, on the campus on Christopher Newport University in Newport News. The event is free to the public, but tickets are recommended.

    Jance is the New York Times best-selling author of more than fifty mysteries in four different series featuring J.P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and the Walker family. She's also the author of a moving volume of poetry, After the Fire. Her most recent book is A Last Goodbye, an Ali Reynolds Novella.

    Free tickets for the author talk, question-and-answer session and book signing are available at the sponsoring libraries of the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium, which consists of the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Thomas Nelson Community College.

    Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to two per person while supplies last. Open seating to the event, to be held in the David Student Union at Christopher Newport University, is limited, and attendees are advised to arrive early. Ticket holders will be seated first; any remaining seats will then be open to the general public.

    This annual lecture and signing event is sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium, which in over the past decade has presented the best-selling authors C.J. Box, Adrian Trigiani, Brad Parks, Orson Scott Card, Catherine Coulter, David Baldacci, Nikki Giovanni , Walter Mosley, Jeff Shaara, T.C. Boyle,  Amy Tan, and Brad Parks. The Consortium formed in 2006 to encourage the study and enjoyment of books and to foster cooperation among all types of libraries on the Peninsula.

    For more information on the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium, see


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