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Opus & Olives

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Opus & Olives

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Bookplate Ended $125.00 $0.00
Recommended Read Ended $250.00 $0.00
First Edition Ended $350.00 $0.00
Bookplate Table   more info Ended $1,250.00 $0.00
Recommended Read Table   more info Ended $2,500.00 $0.00
First Edition Table   more info Ended $3,500.00 $0.00

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RBC Wealth Management presents the seventh annual

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Fine Print & Fine Food

Sunday, October 10, 2010  

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Saint Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard

5:00 p.m.   Autograph Reception and Book Sales
6:30 p.m.   Dinner & Author Presentations

Additional autographing & book sales will follow.
Cocktail or business attire.
Complimentary valet parking available at the hotel.
Book clubs welcome.

 Opus & Olives registration is now full! Please call The Friends at 651-222-3242 if you would 
 like to be placed on a waiting list should additional seats open up. Thank you! 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, library and literacy supporters enjoy great drinks, a sumptuous dinner, and engaging conversation with five of America's top authors.

Tickets for this exciting annual event are limited, and early reservations are encouraged.  Reservations for Opus & Olives may be purchased as follows:

  • on-line through our secure server with a major credit card
  • by phone during regular office hours with a major credit card at 651/222-3242
  • by mail with a major credit card or check at: The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library,
    325 Cedar Street, Suite 555, Saint Paul, MN 55101

It is not necessary to bring your ticket to the event. Confirmation will be mailed to participants. Reservations include attendance at the event, dinner, wine, and valet parking.

For our seventh Opus & Olives, we have booked Stanley Trollip as our Master of Ceremonies. Trollip is one-half of the writing team known as Michael Stanley, author of the award-winning "Detective Kubu" mystery series, set in modern-day Botswana. The memorable detective made his debut in the gritty, mesmerizing thriller, A Carrion Death. Now he's back in The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu.

We also have Joshilyn Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Her latest, Backseat Saints, tells the story of Rose Mae Lolley, a fierce, tiny ball of war wounds who was a minor character in Gods in Alabama. Her life changes dramatically when she meets an airport gypsy who shares her past and knows her future. The gypsy's dire prediction: Ro's handsome, violent husband is going to kill her - unless she kills him first...

Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels including Big Stone Gap; The Queen of the Big Time; Milk Glass Moon, Viola in Reel Life and Very Valentine. Trigiani's latest blockbuster, Brava, Valentine debuted at number seven on the New York Times bestseller list following its February 2010 debut. It's about Valentine Roncalli, who juggles her long-distance romance as she works to better the family's struggling business. A once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Val from the winding streets of Greenwich Village to the sun-kissed cobblestones of Buenos Aires, where she finds a long-buried secret hidden deep within a family scandal.

We’ll also be joined by Dave Kindred, sports journalist and author of Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post - A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life. In this surprisingly gripping read, he tells the story of old-school newspaper journalism, deeply reported public affairs coverage, the kind that can make a difference in people’s lives. Kindred paints a vivid picture of the paper, its people, its triumphs and its struggle to survive in a media landscape transformed profoundly and inexorably by the Internet.

You’ve heard him on “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!” but Roy Blount Jr. is also the author of twenty-one books, about a wide range of things, from the first woman president of the United States to what barnyard animals are thinking. The most recent, a humorous love letter to the English language, Alphabet Juice is now out in paperback and audiobook. His forthcoming title, Hail, Hail, Euphoria! -- The Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, will be released in October - just in time for O&O.

Stanley Trollip, Joshilyn Jackson, Roy Blount, Jr., Dave Kindred and Adriana Trigiani

Stanley Trollip, Joshilyn Jackson, Roy Blount, Jr., Dave Kindred and Adriana Trigiani.

Opus & Olives is a fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and literacy programs of the Pioneer Press. For income tax purposes, all but $50 per ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Have questions about Opus & Olives? Contact The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

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Crowne Plaza Hotel - St. Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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