25th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala
The Hilton Minneapolis | 7 p.m. | April 13, 2013
1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Individual Tickets: $45.00
Friends Members: $40.00 | MEMO Members: $40.00
Reserved Table (10 Seats): $450.00
Join us for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala. Awards will be presented to winners in eight book categories, plus the Minnesota Book Artist Award (2013 honoree Jana Pullman) and the Kay Sexton Award (2013 honoree Robert Hedin). An author meet-and-greet and book signing reception precedes the awards ceremony, and the Epilogue after-party, sponsored by Tech Logic, includes complimentary champagne, desserts, and live music. Tickets on sale now.
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Seating is limited, please reserve early. Tickets include complimentary wine and refreshments during the Awards ceremony, with champagne and dessert to follow at the after-party. This is not a dinner event, so please plan accordingly (click here for a pre-Gala dining special at the Hilton). Sponsored tables and complete tables purchased together (10 seats per table) will receive priority seating. Tickets are non-refundable.
Emcee: Lorna Landvik
Lorna Landvik is the author of eight novels, including the critically-acclaimed Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons and Oh My Stars. She has been a cast member of Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop - a comedy and improvisational theater - and has written and starred in several plays, including “On the Lam with Do and Re,” “The Smelt Princess” and “Glamour Queen.” She continues to work as an actor and playwright, most currently in a one-woman, all-improvised annual show called, “Party in the RecRoom.” She is also a co-host of Reading Goddess Radio, an on-air book club.
Our Epilogue Celebration is sponsored by Tech Logic and its MediaSurfer. Enjoy complimentary champagne, decadent desserts, live music by Reina del Cid and the Cidizens, mingling with the authors, book sales and signings, and more!
The Book Awards Gala will be taped and rebroadcast at a later date by SPNN-Cable TV and TPT-Minnesota Channel. The 24th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala is now available on DVD, along with interviews of the Award-winning authors. Call 651-222-3242 for more information, or check it out at Minnesota libraries.
Please reserve early, as seating is limited. Individual seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets include complimentary wine and refreshments during the Awards ceremony, with champagne and dessert to follow at the after-party. This is not a dinner event, so please plan accordingly (click here for a pre-Gala dining special at the Hilton). Sponsored tables and complete tables purchased together (10 seats per table) will receive priority seating. Tickets are non-refundable.
- Reservations are $45 per person. Members of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and the Minnesota Educational Media Organization are eligible for a $5 discount.
- All attendees will receive their table assignment at the event. Individuals wishing to sit together should make their reservations together or contact The Friends’ office no later than April 5 to make a seating request. The Friends will do their best to honor seating requests made for tickets purchased at different times, but cannot guarantee fulfillment of these requests.
- Physical tickets are not issued for this event. Instead, confirmation of seat purchases will be provided by email or phone.
- Additional donations to The Friends in support of the Minnesota Book Awards are welcomed and appreciated. Donations will be dedicated to support future Minnesota Book Awards and/or statewide Book Awards outreach activities. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
- Parking is available at the Minneapolis Hilton, on the street, and in nearby ramps. Self-parking ($5, at 11th St & 2nd Avenue); Valet parking ($10, at front drive).
- Tickets to the Minnesota Book Awards Gala are nonrefundable.
Individual seats are $45 each.
Reserved, priority tables (10 tickets @ $45) are $450 each.
Put a table together with your friends so you can all sit together...
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ARE YOU PURCHASING A TABLE OF TEN? Please download and fill out the table attendee information form (Word.doc) and return it to The Friends’ office no later than April 5, 2013. Thank you!
SUPPORTING THE BOOK AWARDS IS GOOD BUSINESS. Sponsored tables (which include recognition in various Book Awards venues) and priority seating are also available beginning at the $1,000 level. For more information, please contact Wendy Moylan at 651-366-6484 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE FRIENDS AND SAVE! If you would like to join The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and receive a $5 discount on all your Book Awards tickets, as well as other discounts and notification of free events (membership levels: $25, $50, $100 and $500), please call 651-222-3242 or join online.
Because ticket prices don't fully cover the cost of attending, there is no tax-deductibility on your purchase, but any gift in support of the Book Awards over and above the ticket price will be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Make a night of it! Enjoy a pre-Gala dinner downtown, and take advantage of the Book Awards’ dining special at the SkyWater Restaurant in the Hilton Minneapolis
For just $14.95, you can order:
- Caesar or Chopped Salad
- Chef’s Original Orange and Basil Chicken or Pasta Primavera
- Glass of Wine or Carrot Cake
Advance reservations must be made at www.opentable.com. This special is available only on Saturday, April 13.
Meet the Finalists
Friday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Open Book • Second Floor Commons
1011 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis 55415
The Minnesota Book Awards partners with the Loft Literary Center to present the 2013 finalists. Each participating author will conduct a brief presentation. Get acquainted with their work as they read excerpts or discuss their books. Join us after the program to chat with the authors and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments. Finalist books will be available for purchase and autographing. Free and open to the public. Details>>
The Minnesota Book Awards is a project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium with the Saint Paul Public Library and the City of Saint Paul. Outreach partners and supporting organizations include: MELSA, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minnesota Department of Education—State Library Services, and Minnesota Educational Media Organization.
Contact:Ann Nelson, Minnesota Book Awards Coordinator
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library