What better way to kick off the return of StoryFest than with an abundance of Girly Drinks! Participants are invited to celebrate the (East Coast) launch of Mallory O’Meara’s highly anticipated book about the history of women and alcohol. This will be a virtual presentation, complete with a receipe for a signature drink by SoNo 1420.
From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. With smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils the untold history of the female distillers, drinkers, and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer makers to Russian bootlegging grandmothers. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O’Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book.Click HERE to register
Young readers will Pink or Treat with Victoria Kann! It’s StoryFest...and Halloween weekend! What better way to start your spooky holiday than with a Pinkalicious Halloween Party! Victoria will read from Pink or Treat, we’ll have fun giveaways, and kids will be encouraged to come in costume.More info and to register, click HERE
Join us on All Hallow's Eve for an in-person evening of tricks and terrifying tales featuring bestselling authors Stephen Graham Jones (MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW; THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS) and Grady Hendrix (THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP; THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB'S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES), two of horror fiction's biggest stars.
We close out StoryFest 2021 with a very special in-person event featuring New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom. Mitch Albom has a genius for finding the sweet spot where the spiritual and the earthly collide in our lives. In such beloved books as The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and The First Phone Call from Heaven, this “writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times) has taken readers to the celestial realm to seek meaning in our corporeal existence.
Albom’s books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Tuesdays with Morrie is the best-selling memoir of all time, with over 17 million copies sold internationally, and was adapted for the stage and as a television movie which garnered four Emmy Awards. The Five People You Meet in Heaven has sold nearly 10 million copies and also became an acclaimed television film. With The Stranger in the Lifeboat, this master storyteller offers a fresh take on themes that have defined his estimable work.Please register HERE