Pour a glass of your favorite beverage or try one of our custom-designed Back Room cocktails and settle into your most comfortable chair for an evening of relaxed conversation with bestselling authors.

Each online event starts with a short introduction to a panel of 4 authors. The audience is then divided into 4 breakout rooms where they remain for the rest of the program while the authors visit each room in turn. Everyone’s video is turned on and their mics are unmuted, allowing for informal, face-to-face discussion. What’s more, breakout sessions are never recorded. What’s said in The Back Room stays in The Back Room!

Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up, sit back, take a sip, and enjoy the conversation!

 

Special Presentation!

Join rural crime fiction authors S.A. Cosby, Chris Harding Thornton, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Heather Young  along with Back Room hosts Karen Dionne and Hank Phillippi Ryan on March 14, 7 PM ET for a special presentation in partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book!

A program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture every March. This year’s festival will take place virtually from March 13-26. Check the website for the full schedule.

Special thanks to the Wisconsin Book Festival for supporting this event.

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2021 Spring Season


March 7, 7 PM ET – Domestic Suspense panel with Emily Carpenter, Steph Cha, Joshilyn Jackson, Jessica Strawser

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March 21, 7 PM ET – Historical Fiction panel with Tasha Alexander, Renee Rosen, Heather Webb, Lauren Willig

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April 11, 7 PM ET– Thriller panel with Damyanti Biswas, Julie Carrick Dalton, JT Ellison, Riley Sager

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April 25, 7 PM ET – Upmarket Fiction panel with Ann Garvin, Kelly Mustian, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Cynthia Swanson

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May 16, 7 PM ET – Mystery and Thriller panel with C.J. Box, Mary Kubica, Mia Manansala, and Peter Swanson

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May 23, 7 PM ET – Thriller panel with Taylor Adams, Andrew Grant, Hannah Mary McKinnon, and Megan Miranda

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