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Literary Libations

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Literary Libations 2019

Enjoy cocktails, dinner and networking time with your colleagues, friends and well-known authors. Be sure to save Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, to enjoy this entertaining event and support KDL.

KDL Director Lance Werner and Library Champion Randy HansenKDL Director Lance Werner and Library Champion Amy Van AndelFrederik Meijer Gardens
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

All ticket prices include a copy of one of the author’s books.

Sponsorships are available now.

We look forward to announcing this year's Library Champion at this event. Last year's Library Champions were Amy Van Andel and Randy Hansen.

Contact Claire Horlings at chorlings@kdl.org or 616-784-2092 with questions.

Tickets

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  • Individual tickets cost $175 per person.
  • A half table (four tickets) costs $600.
  • A full table (eight tickets) costs $1,200.

Authors

2019 authors to come.

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Centennial Securities logo

"Centennial Securities has been involved with Kent District Library's Literary Libations from the start and we couldn't be more pleased. The event is amazing, the people at KDL are great to work with and our employees and clients love it. It is fast becoming one of our most popular, client-friendly events. Now add to all that the wonderful work KDL can do with the dollars raised and you can see why Centennial Securities values this relationship."

Randy Hansen
President
Centennial Securities Company

2018 Sponsors

Media Sponsor

WZZM 13 On Your Side logo

Catherine Behrendt, Emcee
Catherine Behrendt

Past Authors

Literary Libations 2018 authors: Dale Brown, Lynne Olson, Wiley Cash and Lori Rader-Day

 

Literary Libations 2017 authors: Joshilyn Jackson, Peter Heller, Elizabeth Berg and James Andrew Miller

 

Literary Libations 2016 authors: Michael Harvey, Helen Simonson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Chris Pavone

 

Literary Libations 2015 authors: Laura Lippman, Ron Rash, Paula McLain and Christopher Moore

Comments from attendees

“Thank YOU so much for hosting everyone! I know that Laura [Lippman] had a magnificent time, so many, many, many thanks for such a fabulous event. Looking forward to working with you in the future!” —Emily

“I had a great time at the event last night! Congratulations and well done!” —Jackie Olmstead

“Congratulations on a great event! Our guests had a great time. You should be very pleased with the final result!” —John Schuring, Dickinson Wright

“It was such a great time. It was such a great time. My friends really enjoyed it. I hope the event was successful financially, too, so you can do it again next year.” —Jeff, Centennial Securities

“So glad the event was a hit! Would love to work with you again on this. Give me a call when you’re ready to talk authors for 2016! Thanks again for all you did for our authors. Much appreciated.” —Virginia Stanley, Harper Collins

“All of us from Hungerford Nichols really enjoyed the evening — just keep getting interesting authors to speak and we will come back.”

Highlights from 2018

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Highlights from the 2018 Literary Libations