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Autumn 2013 Events

Thursday, September 26th, 2013, All Day
3rd Annual Diva Day!

Yes! We’re doing Diva Day again!  Bring a friend for an evening designed just for you Ladies!  We will have product representatives, hors d’oeuvres, libations (wine, etc.), and lots of beautiful things to help you be the most Diva you can be!  Details to come.

Tuesday, October 1st through Friday, October 4th, 2013
Local Author Week

Afternoon Tea with Jody Vorbrich, author of Murder in Central Standard Time
Tuesday, October 1st, 1:30

We will kick Local Author Week off with afternoon tea with Jody Vorbrich of Clive, author of Murder in Central Standard Time, which is set close to home in a fictional Pella-like town.  “When amateur sleuth, Mary Jo McGee, finds a bloody leg in the Iowa Prairie Refuge where she volunteers, she begins a gruesome journey of fear, danger, and threats that ultimately lead her to a cold-blooded killer who targets her as the next victim. With the expertise of her former classmate, Sheriff Bobby Hanley, our heroine works through the many twists, turns, subplots, and suspects that develop along the way.”  Jody is a delightful speaker, and we expect this to be a fun afternoon! Listen to Vorbrich’s interview on KNIA/KRLS.

An Evening with Lee Collins, author of Too Much Left Unsaid
Thursday, October 3, 5:30 pm

Our feature event is a special evening with Pella resident,Lee Collins, author of Too Much Left Unsaid! Collins, a retired teacher, has written a moving multi-generational novel set in Ohio spanning from the 1918 flu epidemic to the turbulent sixties and everything in between. We are proud to host yet another member of the excellent Marion County Writers Workshop and hope this is just the next chapter in an ongoing story of success! Read more.


Local Author Open House
Friday, October 4, 3:00 to 5:30 pm

We enjoy meeting all the many authors working and living in Marion County and the surrounding area, and we thought it would be fun to invite some of them for a Local Author Open House, so that can enjoy them too.  Confirmed guests are Amy Palanjian author Sew Pretty! Crochet and So Pretty! Felt from Chronicle Books (read more), and Kathryn Daughterty, another of the fine writers from the Marion County Writers Workshop, who has written a contemporary novel called A Case of Hearts.


Thursday, November 7th, 2013, all day
The Next Chapter 5th Anniversary Party

Wow! 5 Years in Business!  We will be celebrating all day, stay tuned as we devise the ways!  Specials, giveaways, and parties are generally in the mix.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 evening
Living Windows

This downtown event has been going for decades now, and brings all the great folks in our community together for an evening to kick off the Holidays with living window displays.  I’m always so amazed at how many people I get to reconnect with during this fun event. Check back, we will post this year’s theme and other important information as we know more.



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