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Literary Libations

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Literary Libations returns to Steelcase Town Hall as your favorite event in 2018! You, your colleagues and friends will enjoy cocktails, dinner and networking time with each other and fabulous best-selling authors. Be sure to save Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, to enjoy this entertaining event and support KDL.

Sponsorships are available now from $600.

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

Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase online.

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

Authors

Author Dale Brown and The Moscow Offensive book coverAuthor Wiley Cash and The Last Ballad book coverAuthor Lynne Olson and The Last Hope book coverLori Rader-Day and the Under a Dark Sky book cover
 

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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"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

Recommended Read Sponsor

Steelcase logo

Bookplate Sponsor

Adamy logo

Table Sponsors

Media Sponsor

WZZM logo

Catherine Behrendt, Emcee
Catherine Behrendt

Past Authors

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.”

Literary Libations 2017