Saturday Snapshot – Authors and Books and Wine – Oh My!!!!
Happy Saturday! My hubby and I are heading for our cabin this morning which will be the last “hurrah” of Summer for us and then I will officially consider accepting Fall. 🙂 Maybe…
Last Friday was our second annual Wine and Words event hosted by Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library. Earlier this week I posted a few pictures about it but thought for today I would give you more of a feel for this event and connect it to Saturday Snapshot.
Before we get started a little background of the event: I invite normally 4 authors to speak about their latest book, writing and their connections to libraries. This year we had 5 authors plus our emcee, Lorna Landvik. A local liquor store provides free wine tasting during our social hour, which really seems to be a social hour and a half as people start to trickle in around 5:00 and social hour starts at 5:30. We have a silent auction, this year of 114 baskets. AT 6:30 we start dinner and at 7:15 we start our presentation of authors with a goal time of ending by 8:15 – 8:30 pm.
This year we had 210 people in attendance.
This years event should have cleared us a little over $7,000. I still have a little figuring to do with the credit card payout, on-line sales, and we receive a 20% kick back from our local book store for the books we sold.
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