Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium                               October 2014
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Thanks to Thomas Nelson Community College student Rebecca Harrison for designing the T.C. Boyle print materials and graphic design instructor Janice Hathaway. All of the students' work will be on display in the lobby  during the event.
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T.C. Boyle  author talk, book signing on Oct. 9
T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of 24 books of fiction, will present an author talk, reading and book signing, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at Christopher Newport University's David Student Union. His appearance is free to the public, but tickets are suggested. See below for  information on tickets, parking, seating, book signing and more.  

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Thank you to the sponsors who made this event possible.
Event location, schedule, more information
David Student Union, CNU
CNU's David Student Union

LOCATION, PARKING: The T.C. Boyle event will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the David Student Union at Christopher Newport University. Parking is available on campus. Please follow signs for visitor parking, which is near the Ferguson Center. 

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SEATING: Seating at the event is open, with no reserved seats. Please plan to arrive early for the best seating. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be seated first. Any remaining seats will then be open to the general public a few moments before Dr. Boyle is introduced. It is the Consortium's goal to allow as many people to attend the event as possible up to the room's capacity. There will be an area for those waiting for seats without tickets. 

Boyle program cover SCHEDULE: Please pick up a free printed program for the event when you arrive. After a brief welcome and introduction, Dr. Boyle will give a presentation and then accept questions from the audience. Ushers will provide microphones for those who would like to ask a question.

BOOK SIGNING: The book signing will take place on the stage following Dr. Boyle's author talk and the question-and-answer session. Consortium representatives will direct audience members row-by-row onto the stage at their left and will exit to their right.

Book signing line at Shaara event
Jeff Shaara hands a signed book
to Janet Boyle at the 2013 event.

Consortium representatives will pass out sticky notes to those waiting in line. Please write any personalization requested for each book on these notes. Please follow any other procedures that will be explained at the event for the book signing. Attendees may bring their own books to be signed, and books will be available for purchase on-site from the Newport News Barnes & Noble.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Audience members are not permitted to photograph or videotape the presentation. Members of the news media and Consortium representatives only may take photos.

ALSO AVAILABLE: On display will be information about the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium and an opportunity to make donations to allow the Consortium to continue to present free author events. Also graphic design work created by Thomas Nelson Community College students for the event will be on display.

Free tickets still available at some libraries

Boyle ticket Free tickets for the T.C. Boyle event still are available at some of the VPLC libraries. Please call your library to find out whether tickets still are available on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to two per person while supplies last.  

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Thanks to our sponsors!
Consortium members with Catherine Coulter
Consortium staff and volunteers pose with Catherine Coulter and posters from the 2011 event.
Without the generous support of the VPLC sponsors, it would not be possible to provide author events free to the public. Thank you to these sponsors who made the T.C. Boyle event possible.

You can help, too! Make tax-deductible donations to the VPLC online, by mail or at our events, and you will receive special benefits. Read more 

Please call the VPLC administrative offices at 757-926-1350 for more information or assistance.


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