Over 50 Pulpwood Queen V.I.P. Packages are already SOLD for the weekend.
The price is $250 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club members, $350 for non-members and call 903-665-7520 or email Kathy L. Patrick at thepulpwoodqueen.com to purchase or for more information.
Below, is the previous year’s program so you can see what we do but get ready for this year as yet another stellar author and entertainment line-up.
So Read All About It and stay tuned at this site for important updates!
Truly, Tiara Wearing and Book Sharing,
Kathy L. Patrick
Founder of the Pulpwood Queen Book Clubs
READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!
Press Release for Immediate Release:
January 9, 2013
Jefferson, TX-13th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND
The Gilded Age!
January 17 – 20, 2013
Jefferson Tourism and Transportation Convention Center
305 E. Austin
Jefferson, Texas 75657
My dearest darlings!
Our Pulpwood Queen Book Clubs have grown to over 500 chapters of women and yes, a few excellent gentlemen who have become my nearest and dearest friends for a lifetime.
After appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s OXYGEN NETWORK, ABC’s Good Morning American, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more newspapers, magazines than you can ever possibly imagine; we are now the largest “meeting and discussing” book club in the WORLD!In celebration of our 13th Anniversary, I have selected as our theme for this year, THE GILDED AGE!
With this being the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and the popularity of the Masterpiece PBS television series, DOWNTON ABBEY, I have been so inclined to select this time from the turn of century through the Victorian and Edwardian era for our celebration in reading.
We harbor no sinking ships or are truly royal, but The Pulpwood Queens embrace a real sense of play and using our amazing imaginations through our capital reads!
As of September 1, 2012, Pulpwood Queen Packages for members are $350 and for non-members $450.
We have just a few packages left so call 903-665-7520 TODAY or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for your package. We accept all major credit cards.
-Thursday Night Author Dinner and Concert
-Friday All Day Author Panels
-Friday Night Theatre Presentation:
Oh, The Drama and The Glamour!
-Saturday All Day Panels
-Saturday Night GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL!
-Sunday Pulpwood Queen Film FestivalOfficial Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend 2013 t-shirtPulpwood Queen SWAG Bag full of publisher books, galleys, and giveaways!
6:00 P.M. Ready to Sail…. The REGISTRATION BEGINS.
7:00 p.m. SILENT MOVIE NIGHT AUTHOR DINNER featuring all our STARS, our authors dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s and Silent Movie Stars!
Keynote Speaker will be BO PILGRIM, Co-Founder and Chairman of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation speaking on his book, ONE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS!
January 18 – 19, 2013
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
All authors featured at their times will immediately go to AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLES at our VENDOR/BOOK STORE ROOM following their panel.
You will need to pre-purchase books prior to having the books signed. As all authors are encouraged to participate in all activities, feel free to ask for books to be signed by those authors throughout the weekend. But do note, some authors will not be able to stay, alas….
To ensure you get your books signed, go immediately to the AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLES after they speak and have books already pre-purchased.
We will have a CONCESSION STAND in the back of the auditorium to purchase popcorn, goodies, and refreshments. Run by our Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group, all the proceeds to go to the younger set to help fund their NEW Youth Building.
THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE, an independent bookstore in Blytheville, Arkansas owned by Grant Hill, will provide the BOOK STORE for all the author books for the event.
Also we will have a VENDOR ROOM, (open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), Friday and Saturday that will feature the best of the best SHOWCASED for our book loving attendees.
We now are offering access to our VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE too for the general public.
Tickets are $5.00 per person and available at the outside entrance to VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE which will be marked GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY!
A SILENT AUCTION will be held with showcased items signed and donated at the front REGISTRATION BOOTH area. 50% of all proceeds from the SILENT AUCTION will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy Project here in Marion County that is being spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Jefferson, Texas which is a not for profit civic organization.
The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas endorse this literacy project and are partnering with the Rotary Club to help pay for that endeavor. The other 50% will go to Pulpwood Queen Literacy promoting endeavors.
All nighttime events will be B.Y.O.B. but we will provide the setups.
8:00 a.m. The Voyage Begins… REGISTRATION9:00 a.m. All Aboard! Full Steam Ahead… First Class Passengers now boarding THE GILDED AGE voyage.
CAPTAIN: KATHY L. PATRICK, founder of The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs, Author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life with CO-CAPTAINS:ROBERT LELEUX, Author of The Living End, columnist for The Texas Observer, Features Editor of LONNY Magazine and MICHAEL MORRIS of A Place Called Wiregrass, Slow Way Home, Live Like You Were Dying and his latest, Man in the Blue Moon,their version of BEAUTY AND THE BOOK SHOW, a television book club talk show, www.beautyandthebookshow.com!
Dubbed MIBOBKAT by their fans, Kathy, Robert and Michael welcome you aboard their ship of dreams!
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome Aboard…
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The Voyage Begins….
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE12:00 p.m. Noon LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (historic Jefferson, Texas has many fine eateries, many within walking distance)FRIDAY AFTERNOON1:30 p.m. – 2:15 a.m.
JUDY CHRISTIE of Rally’ Round Green
MARYBETH WHALEN of The Guest House
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Out and About….
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Under way….
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE4:30 p.m. Full Steam Ahead…
January 19, 2013
8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. A Rare Gathering….
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Fellow Travelers…
BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE
for The First United Methodist Church of Jefferson at the church, 305 West Henderson Street. Tickets are $20 and not part of the package, call at 903-665- 3268 or email Pastor Allison Byerley at email@example.com. You also may purchase tickets online via PayPal at jeffersonfumc.com.
CHARLES MARTIN of Thunder and Rain
KIRBY MCCORD of Cemetery Ridge
REAVIS Z. WORTHAM of Burrows: A Red River Mystery
3:30 p.m. Break, as we know it gets crazy towards the end to rush out and get ready for the ball. It’s almost your last chance to buy books if you want to get them signed before the closing panel and Awards Presentation! Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase the authors books while they are still at the convention center. Vendors will be open too after Awards Ceremony!3:45 p.m. – 4:15 P.M Stories To Haunt Us…
Awards Presentation as follows:
Pulpwood Queen Children’s Book of the Year
KATHY L. PATRICK to present The KAT Award
Special Presentation: THE DOUG MARLETTE AWARD presented to an individual for the Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.
Silent Auction winners announced. Each author will be present to present each winner of the highest bid his or her signed personal item. Please if you are a winner be prepared to pick up and pay at this time with cash or check, payable to: The Pulpwood Queens Book Club, BEFORE you pick up your winning bid item!5:15 p.m. Final remarks from your CAPTAINS and CO-CAPTAINS: KATHY L PATRICK, ROBERT LELEUX, and MICHAEL MORRIS as we conclude our weekend’s presentation of AUTHORS!
8:00 p.m. All our GILDED AGE costumed soiree’ Party Attendees and Authors will be formally introduced this year as they enter our GRAND FINALE, our “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL! Come dressed as your favorite Gilded Age Book Theme to compete for BEST GILDED AGE THEMED GIRL GROUP, BEST GILDED AGE THEMED TABLE DECORATING CONTEST, And BEST INDIVIDUAL MALE/FEMALE GILDED AGE THEMED COSTUME FOR TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR AND HAIR BALL QUEEN! HAVE YOUR CAMERAS READY!
In loving memory of our girlfriend, KATHI KAMEN GOLDMARK, our ball will Officially change it’s name to THE KATHI KAMEN GOLDMARK “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL as she was so important in getting our party started and may we never forget this STAR that was among our midst!
9:00 p.m. The Last Evening….
Our Kathi Kamen Goldmark “GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR” BALL!
SUNDAY MORNING11:00 a.m. A Calm Sunday….
No refunds will be able to be given on packages purchased but we will be more than happy to roll over to the next year if for any reason you have to cancel.
Please contact us immediately if you do so.