Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium

2021 Author Talk Features Jeffery Deaver

International number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver is our 2021 featured author for this year's hybrid in-person and virtual event. Deaver will present an author talk starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Christopher Newport University’s David Student Union. A virtual option will be available on Zoom. Deaver is the author of more than 40 novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book. His most recent book, The Final Twist, was released May 11, 2021. It's the third in his Colter Shaw series. The Midnight Lock, the 15th title in his popular Lincoln Rhyme series, is scheduled for release November 30, 2021.

Tickets available Sept 17 for Jeffery Deaver Author Talk on October 7, 2021Free tickets for the in-person author talk, question-and-answer session and book signing are available beginning Friday, September 17, at the sponsoring libraries of the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC), which consists of the public libraries of York County, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson 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. Masks are required to attend the in-person event.

Open seating to the event, to be held in the David Student Union ballroom at Christopher Newport University, is limited, and attendees are advised to arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be seated first at the event. Any remaining seats will then be open to the general public.

Books will not be available to purchase at this year's event. Please purchase your books in advance and bring them with you for the book signing.

A virtual option for this event will be available on Zoom. Tickets are not required to attend virtually, but participants must register for the Zoom event. A live audio/video stream of the event will be provided for registered participants.

More About the Author

Learn more about Jeffery Deaver on his website. You'll also find information about his books, short fiction and other projects, too.

Deaver's books are available at your York County Public Library. Visit our OverDrive collection of Jeffery Deaver titles, or browse the titles available through the library catalog

More About VPLC

The Jeffery Deaver event is the 14th free author event sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium. Previous events featured best-selling authors Amy Tan in 2007, Walter Mosley in 2008, David Baldacci in 2009, Orson Scott Card in 2010, Catherine Coulter in 2011, Nikki Giovanni in 2012, Jeff Shaara in 2013, T.C. Boyle in 2014, Brad Parks in 2015, Adriana Trigiani in 2016, C.J. Box in 2017, J.A. Jance in 2018, and Rita Mae Brown in 2019. 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.

VPLC partners with Thomas Nelson Community College in an annual event artwork contest. Students have the opportunity to design artwork for the event including posters, bookmarks, and tickets. This year, Brittney Jolly's artwork won the contest. Student entries will be on display at the event.
The Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium brings together 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, collectively serving all residents of the Virginia Peninsula. Programs presented by the Consortium are free and open to the public. To keep up-to-date on Consortium author events, sign up for the emailed newsletter or "like" the Consortium's Facebook page.

-Jeffery Deaver Photo by Niko Giovanni Coniglio

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