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Keynote Speaker: 5th Annual Galena LitFest Dining with the Authors

January 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5pm: A meet and greet for VIP ticket holders
6pm: Buffet dinner, two presentations, and book signings

Purchase tickets here.

Opening speaker, Heather Bentley: The Not So Glamorous Life of a Romance Writer
From avid reader to romance author, find out how a stay-at-home mom secretly spent her days writing, and what happened when the secret got out. Heather is the winner of the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Award.

Keynote speaker, Michael Perry: Writing From the Middle of Nowhere
New York Times bestselling author and humorist, Michael Perry unravels his accidental trip into the writing life.

Ticket Options:
Dining with the Authors: $35
Includes dinner and two presentations

VIP Dining Ticket: $60
Includes a meet and greet with Michael and Heather, a complimentary cocktail “Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy ” by Michael Perry, “Sweetest Heartbreak” by Heather Bentley, dinner, and two presentations.

Someone will be in contact with you regarding your choice of dinner item.

The Desoto House Hotel is offering deeply discounted rooms for Dining with the Authors ticket holders. Call the front desk at 815-777-0090 and mention that you would like to book a room in the Galena LitFest room block.


January 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


DeSoto House Hotel
230 South Main Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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