Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium

2019 Author Talk Features Rita Mae Brown


New York Times best-selling author, activist, and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown will present an author talk and book signing starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Christopher Newport University’s David Student Union. Brown is the author of over 50 books including the Mrs. Murphy series and Sister Jane novels. Her most recent book, Whiskers in the Dark, was released June 4 and is the 28th book in the Mrs. Murphy series.

Author Rita Mae Brown

Free tickets for the author talk, question-and-answer session and book signing are available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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.

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.

More About the Author

Learn more about Rita Mae Brown on her website.

More About VPLC


The Rita Mae Brown event is the thirteen 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, and J.A. Jance in 2018. 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.
 
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.