Imagine an exciting getaway to the world-class Mohegan Sun! Below is a tentative event schedule: choose between over 20 exciting presentations to create your own special experience. Each talk will be followed by a book signing session.
We are constantly adding new authors to our lineup. Please continue to check back regularly for more information.
FRIDAY, February 21, 2014 ~ Adults Only!
6 - 9:00 p.m.
> Event Registration
7 - 8:30 p.m.
> Erotica Authors Panel Presentation
> Bar Book Talk! Free entry with your Big Book Getaway registration. Meet the authors and participate in a titillating book chat about Fifty Shades of Grey! Featuring Tim Federly, author of Tequila Mockingbird, Tom Acitelli, author of The Audacity of Hops, and other surprise guests.
SATURDAY, February 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. – General Session – Main Stage
> Keynote Address by Dr. Ruth Westheimer, celebrated sex therapist, media personality and author
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions/Choose One:
> Novel Ideas with fiction authors Pete Hamill, Justin Scott and Norb Vonnegut
> A Peek Behind the Curtain: Broadway Revealed featuring Susan Schulman, Peter Filicia and Jennifer Tepper
> Sexy Stories: Bestselling Romance Authors Presented by Avon featuring Eloisa James, Laura Kaye and Cathy Maxwell
> Boston Strong - authors and sports writers, TBA soon
12 noon - General Session – Main Stage
> A Writer’s Work presented by CT Humanities and The Mark Twain House and Museum
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – General Session – Main Stage
> P.J. O’Rourke, Political Humorist
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions/Choose One:
> A Hero’s Tale: Military Memoirs with Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Artis Henderson and others TBA soon
> A Conversation with Biographer William Mann
> The Way We Were: Historical Fiction featuring Charlotte Rogan, Stephanie Lehman and Heather Webb
> Romance Authors Kiss and Tell presented by Harlequin featuring Kristan Higgans, Shannon Stacey, Natalie Charles and Kristine Rolofson
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions/Choose One:
> Whodunnit: Mystery/Suspense Panel with Hank Phillippi Ryan, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Jennifer McMahon
> Now Boarding! Travel Memoirs featuring Susan Conley, Nina Sovich and Eloisa James
> Delicious Writing: Books with Food with Jessica Soffer, Giulia Melucci and Suzan Colon
> On The Water with Joseph Monninger, David Morine and Cindy Lovell
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions/Choose One:
> Magical Fiction with Sarah Addison Allen, John Searles and Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes)
> Reflections in the Light: Christian Writing with Tessa Afshar, Allia Zobel Nolan and Carol Barnier; moderated by Lucinda Secrest McDowell
> Telling My Truth: Memoirists in Conversation featuring Brando Skyhorse, Karen Diedrich, Mellini Kantayya; moderated by Diane Smith
> Toil and Trouble: Witches and the Occult with Brunonia Barry, Mary Beth Riley-McGreen and Maggi Smith-Dalton
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – General Session – Main Stage
> Keynote Address by Debbie Macomber, sponsored by The Hallmark Channel
> Event Concludes. Enjoy another fun night at the Mohegan Sun, or drive home safely!