An Intimate Affair with your Favorite Historical Authors
September 2016 in the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED!
300 Readers only!
High Tea with your favorite authors
Gift Baskets and Giveaways
Wicked Gaming Event
THE EVENTIn a magical historical hotel setting, this weekend retreat is a book lover's dream come true. Join some of the world's most celebrated authors of historical romance coming together for an intimate gathering that gives every guest a chance to mingle and play. Dress in your favorite era, enjoy historical foods, games and music while surrounded by the glamour of a hotel that was once only enjoyed by the elite. **Period costumes are welcome at the events but not required!**
AUTHORS!MEET AND HOBNOB WITH Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Renee Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, Madeline Hunter, Cecelia Grant, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London, Delilah Marvelle, Cathy Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Sabrina York and so many more! See the full author list here
MEET AND HOBNOB WITH Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Renee Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, Madeline Hunter, Cecelia Grant, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London, Delilah Marvelle, Cathy Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Sabrina York and so many more!
8 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Marie Antoinette Ballroom*
Dress in your favorite era and bring your calling card to a special event where you get to meet and mingle with your favorite authors in a regal, unforgettable setting. *hor d'oeuvres
Late Night Movie
10 p.m. - Midnight
The Bing Theatre (Across the Street!)
Join us for a special viewing of a Historical Romance Classic in a historical venue. The theatre becomes all ours and will only be open to attendees. Strut in wearing a gown of any era and be transported to 1931 for a vintage film experience you'll never forget!
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Early Bird Ballroom
Enter history by learning everything a lady needs to know to survive genteel life. Will you become a lady or a rebel? You decide. For every class you attend, you receive a special calling card that enables you to receive extra tokens (for gaming!) in case your husband gambled away the estate.
3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Dress in your favorite era and bring your calling card to a high tea event you don't want to miss! Nibble on historical eats and treats your dear grandmother would approve of.
8 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Marie Antoinette Ballroom*
Dress in your favorite era and bring your hard earned tokens to a gambling event that will introduce you to the way men and women used to play cards. Gamble with every author and use your winnings to vie for fabulous gift baskets only your tokens can win! *hor d'oeuvres
Absinthe and Abigails Party
10 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Some say while drinking absinthe you may see green fairies. Some say the drink is banned. Tosh to both, I say! Join us and discover why absinthe was a drink of choice since the 1840's.
Book Fair and Signing Event*
1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Grand Pennington Ballroom
Come to this elegant affair and get books signed by all of the historical authors in attendance!
*Will be open to the public and local media.
$10 Admission waived for Retreat Attendees.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Grand Pennington Ballroom*
Dress in your finest of any era, get your dancing card signed for extra tokens and be sure to bring dancing slippers that won't fall off your feet. If you don't have a gentleman to dance with, worry not! Gentlemen of all eras will abound and will be there to sweep you off your feet.
Farewell Champagne Brunch
9 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Early Bird Ballroom
Parting is such sweet sorrow, but we promise to make it worth your while. Gift Baskets, prizes and champagne will take away all tears and fears until we reunite again!
10 South Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201
Washington’s grandest hotel. Whether it’s the soaring architecture, award-winning amenities, rich history, or simply its proximity to nearby Spokane attractions, The Historic Davenport Hotel has welcomed film stars, explorers, writers, politicians and other luminaries for more than 100 years. Join in on the history!
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Early Bird Registration ends December 31st!
Early Bird Registration of $285 includes admittance to all Author Chats, Social Events and Parties. It also includes admission to the Book Fair and a $10 Gift Certificate toward any book purchase at the onsite event. Hotel costs are not included, but Registered Guests of the HRR will receive a special rate from the Historical Davenport Hotel during the Retreat. Room rates are listed on the Venue page for your convenience. Reservations with the hotel will need to be made separately starting October 15, 2015.
Payment plans available!