Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Pulpwood Queen Posts Latest Update on Girlfriend Weekend 2011!

Kathy L. Patrick with Author, Jamie Ford at Author Dinner 2010!
Author Dinner at Excelsior Hotel 2010 with celebrity AUTHOR waiters!

Dear Readers,

Changes to program are coming fast and furious, the final program will not be available until the event itself do to circumstances beyond my control. Authors cancel, things happen, bear with the Queen! I work all year on this event and still nothing is ever a given.

But all in all this stands to be the best event I have ever done and do know I am working now round the clock to make this an author experience you will never forget!

Truly,

Queen kat


Contact: Kathy L. Patrick

kathy@beautyandthebook.com

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Press Release for Immediate Release:

December 28, 2010

Jefferson, TX-

11th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND

AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA

BEAUTY AND THE BOOK

January 13 – 16, 2011

Jefferson, Texas

On January 18, 2000, I opened the first ever Hair Salon/Book Store in the country, Beauty and the Book! Did I have any idea of what I was creating, I think not. Oxford American Magazine covered that event and the feature that ran dubbed me “Hairdresser to the Authors” written by Texas author, Carol Dawson. Shortly thereafter, I started The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas Book Club. What began with six, really complete strangers, has now grown to nearly 400 chapters of women and yes, a few good men 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 shake a stick at; we are now the largest meeting and discussing book club in the WORLD!

In celebration of our 11th Anniversary, the theme this year is

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY!”

Because you see, it really is. It’s all about the story and our relationships sharing and telling the story.

So shall we begin at the beginning, our story,

BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!

Once upon a time there was a young girl who always had her nose stuck in a book. Libraries passed through her fingertips as she read and read and read mentored by her wonderful teachers and librarians. A shy child, she grew tall and brave with those words being as nourishing and comforting to her body as food, water, and shelter. That woman was Kathy L. Patrick who became a woman with a mission, a mission to get everybody on the same page that reading was not only important, but leads to an authentic and purposeful life. She had big dreams,

really big dreams!

What if you created a world where all your favorite authors and readers gathered to share their stories!

Her dream became true!

You now may begin to read this story of a book festival like no other.

What is this story about?

Why don’t you read it yourself and see!

January 13th, 2010

THURSDAY

INTRODUCTION OF CHARACTERS OF BEAUTY AND THE BOOK

AUTHOR DINNER THEATRE

7:00 p.m. Featuring all our calvacade of author stars: Author chefs helping with the dinner, authors waiting the tables, and play with all roles portrayed by authors and local actors!

Author chefs are:

JANIS OWENS of The Cracker Kitchen

KATHY L. PATRICK of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life

and Pulpwood Queens are in the kitchen!

EVENT SOLD OUT!

January 14 – 15, 2011

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Jefferson Convention and Tourism Building

Austin Street

EVENT SOLD OUT!

The Pulpwood Queen Package includes all events on Friday and Saturday EXCEPT Pat Conroy/Bernie Schein Luncheon, it’s ticket to was to be purchased separately. Official 11th Anniversary T-shirt, and publisher give a ways will be included for those who purchased Pulpwood Queen Packages ONLY. 11th Anniversary T-shirts with original art by Children’s Author/Illustrator, MELISSA CONROY will be for sale at Pulpwood Queen Booth in VENDOR ROOM as long as supplies last!

All authors featured at their times will immediately go to AUTHOR AUTOGRAPH TABLES in 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 then to participate in all activities, feel free to ask for books to be signed throughout the weekend. But do note, some authors will not be able to stay. 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 back of auditorium at convention center to purchase drinks and snacks run by the Junior and Senior High First United Methodist Youth Group with all the proceeds to go to the kids to help pay for their NEW Youth Building.

Barnes and Noble will provide the BOOK STORE for all the author books for the event unless self-published, in that case the author will provide the books themselves for sale. 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. For the first time ever we now are offering access to just VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE. Tickets are $5.00 per person and available at the outside entrance to VENDOR ROOM and BOOK STORE.

A SILENT AUCTION will be held with showcased items signed and donated by the authors around the perimeter of the VENDOR ROOM. 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 Jefferson Rotary Club 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

Both Friday and Saturday night events will be B.Y.O.B. but we will provide the setups.

FRIDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

CHAPTER ONE

9:00 a.m. BEAUTY AND THE BOOK, THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

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

ROBERT LELEUX, Author of memoirs of a beautiful boy

Columnist for The Texas Observer, Editor of LONNY Magazine are back to host yet again their version of BEAUTY AND THE BOOK, a television talk show!

Dubbed BOBKAT by their fans, Robert and Kathy will welcome you to their show!

CHAPTER TWO

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CRAZY IN ALABAMA to GEORGIA BOTTOMS!

Keynote Author and Speaker, MARK CHILDRESS of Georgia Bottoms!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER THREE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EVERYONE HAS A STORY

Author Panel featuring:

MARCIA FINE of Stressed in Scottsdale

TODD JOHNSON of Sweet By and By

TONY SIMMONS of Dazed and Raving in the Undercurrents

DEBRA MONROE of On the Outskirts of Normal

HELEN SIMONSON of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER FOUR

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. STORIES THAT YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS

Author Panel featuring:

JUDY CHRISTIE of Goodness Gracious Green

DEEANNE GIST of Maid to Match

DENISE HILDRETH JONES of Hurricane in Paradise

LISA WINGATE of Beyond Summer

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

12:00 p.m. Noon LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (historic Jefferson, Texas has many fine eateries, many within walking distance)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: ACCLAIMED AUTHORS AND THE DAY JOBS THEY QUIT!

Keynote Speaker, Author, and Editor SONNY BREWER with CASSANDRA KING, PAT CONROY, AND JANIS OWENS.

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER SIX

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. STORIES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Author Panel featuring:

KATHI APPELT of Keeper

MELISSA CONROY of Poppy’s Pants

KIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT of The Water Seeker

KERRY MADDEN OF Harper Lee: UpClose

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER SEVEN

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. MANLY MAN STORIES THAT WOMEN WILL LOVE

Author Panel featuring:

KARL LENKER of For Dear Life

SAM MCLEOD of Big Appetite: My Southern Fried Search for the Meaning of Life

NEIL WHITE of The Sanctuary of Outcasts

DAVID MARION WILKINSON of Not Between Brothers

ALLEN WHITLEY of Where Southern Cross the Dog

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks by KATHY L. PATRICK and ROBERT LELEUX

FRIDAY EVENING

CHAPTER EIGHT

8:00 p.m. PULPWOOD QUEEN, TIMBER GUYS, AND AUTHOR TALENT SHOW!

CHAPTER 9

9:00 P.M. GOODBYE LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER to THEY CAME TO NASHVILLE

Author, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, MARSHALL CHAPMAN will speak of her book They Came to Nashville and perform of her latest CD, Big Lonesome!

B.Y.O.B, Set ups and soft drinks provided.

EVENT SOLD OUT!

January 15, 2011

SATURDAY MORNING

8:00 a.m. Registration and Ticket Sales

CHAPTER TEN

9:00 a.m.

BOBKAT is back to host their BEAUTY AND THE BOOK author/talk show featuring KATHY L. PATRICK and ROBERT LELEUX.

CHAPTER ELEVEN

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES to I STILL DREAM ABOUT YOU!

Keynote Speaker and Special Author Guest, FANNIE FLAGG of I Still Dream About You!

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER TWELVE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. AWARD WINNING STORIES

Author Panel featuring:

CATHIE BECK of Cheap Cabernet

JAMIE FORD of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

RIVER JORDAN of The Miracle of Mercy Land: A Novel

NICOLE SEITZ of The Inheritance of Beauty

SUSAN PARKER of Walking in the Deep End: A Memoir

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. STORIES THAT ARE KILLER

Author Panel featuring:

KATHRYN CASEY of The Killing Storm (Sarah Armstrong Texas Rangers Series

KIT FRAZIER of Morgue File: A Cauley MacKinnon Novel

MARK E. GREEN, MD of My Night with Saddam

KATHLEEN KASKA of Murder at the Luther

MICHAEL LISTER of Thunder Beach and The Body and the Blood

M.L. MALCOLM of Silent Lies

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Noon Luncheon

MY READING LIFE to IF HOLDEN CAULFIELD WERE IN MY CLASSROOM

PAT CONROY/BERNIE SCHEIN LUNCHEON

New York Times’s Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller, and Southern Independent Bestseller PAT CONROY of My Reading Life and his best friend and author, BERNIE SCHEIN of If Holden Caulfield Were in my Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids!

Luncheon catered by STAGEDOOR DELI of Mt. Pleasant, Texas!

Pat Conroy’s latest book, a signed My Reading Life will be handed out as all depart the luncheon.

EVENT SOLD OUT!

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. THE PULPWOOD QUEEN PRESENTS STORIES I WISH TO SHARE BIG TIME

Author Panel Featuring:

SAM BRACKEN and ECHO GARRETT of My Orange Duffel Bag

MICHAEL MORRIS of King of Florabama and Man in the Blue Moon

KAREN HARRINGTON of Janeology

JENNIE HELDERMAN of as the sycamore grows

JOSEPH MARSHALL III of To You I Shall Return

BREAK FOR AUTOGRAPHING AND VENDOR/BOOK STORE

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. STORIES TO SHARE WITH BOOK CLUBS

Author Panel featuring:

AMY BOURRET of Mothers and Other Liars

JEANINE CUMMINS of The Outside Boy

CAROLYN TURGEON of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

KAREN WHITE of On Folly’s Beach

PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY of The Perfect Love Song

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. Barnes and Noble Book Store will be open too after Awards Ceremony!

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 P.M. STORIES FIT FOR A QUEEN

Authors featured:

DIANA BLACK and MARY CUNNINGHAM of WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty

DAVID VALDES GREENWOOD of The Rhinestone Sisterhood: A Journey Through Small Town America, One Tiara At A Time

OLIVIA DeBELLE BYRD of Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle

SHELLIE RUSHING TOMLINSON of Suck in Your Stomach and Put Some Color On: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Southern Daughters That The Rest of Y’all Should Know Too

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. AUTHORS AND BOOKLOVERS WHO ARE AWARD WINNERS FOR SHARING THEIR STORIES OR THE STORIES

Awards Presentation as follows:

MELISSA CONROY to present Pulpwood Queen Children’s Book of the Year

JAMIE FORD to present Pulpwood Queen Bonus Book of the Year

PAT CONROY to present Pulpwood Queen Book of the Year

KATHY L. PATRICK to present The KAT Award

Special Presentation: MARY GAY SHIPLEY to present THE DOUG MARLETTE AWARD presented to an individual for the Lifetime Achievement of Promoting Literacy.

Silent Auction winners announced!

CHAPTER NINETEEN

5:15 p.m. RED CARPET PREMIERE OF BEAUTY AND THE BOOK!

SATURDAY EVENING

CHAPTER TWENTY

8:00 p.m. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY PARADE OF BOOK CHARACTERS!

CHAPTER TWENTY ONE

8:30 p.m. AUTHOR ENABLERS to WRITE THAT BOOK ALREADY!

Authors/Musicians, KATHI KAMEN GOLDMARK and SAM BARRY of WRITE THAT BOOK ALREADY!

9:00 p.m. GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL featuring the band,

DESTINY DUKE AND THE HAZZARDS, back by popular demand.

In celebration of the 11TH Anniversary of Girlfriend Weekend the theme is

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY!

Come dressed for the occasion in costume as your favorite book character or book characters for contests as follows:

BEST GIRL GROUP AS BOOK CHARACTERS

BEST BOOK THEMED DECORATED TABLE

MS GREAT BIG BALL OF HAIR BALL QUEEN, best overall book themed character and

TIMBER GUY OF THE YEAR, the man who is the sexiest reader, books will be provided for reading!

Special Guest and Author, SUSAN VREELAND of Clara and Mr. Tiffany will be featured at the Ball.

A royal feast of appetizers will be served and set ups provided for B.Y.O.B.!

EVENT SOLD OUT!

January 16, 2011

SUNDAY MORNING

CHAPTER TWENTY ONE

11:00 a.m. TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY

Worship Services at the First United Methodist Church

DR. MARK E. GREEN will be our Special Guest Speaker on his book, A Night with Saddam as Mark was assigned to be with Saddam Hussein on the night he was captured.

Wear your Sunday crown, that’s your favorite hat!

Noon lunch on your own in Jefferson!

CHAPTER TWENTY TWO

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD FILM FESTIVAL

Featuring: Author, Kerry Madden of Harper Lee UpClose

Author and Independent Film and Television Writer/Producer, MARY MCDONAGH MURPHY of the book, Scott, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird and premiering her film Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.

In a documentary and accompanying book, Mary McDonagh Murphy explores the novel’s power, influence and popularity. With reflections from Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, Oprah Winfrey and more, the documentary and the book chronicle the many ways the novel has shaped lives and careers.

Documentary Film Maker SANDY H. JAFFE of On Mockingbird, Our Mockingbird

Two high schools in Birmingham, Alabama – one black, one white – collaborate on a life-changing production of the play, To Kill A Mockingbird. How many lives have been changed by this story?

Details on all films, authors, and program T.B.A. soon!

$25 for Pulpwood Queen Book Club members, $75 for non-members for the film festival. Tickets are limited so please purchase your tickets while supply lasts.

I am here to tell you we make memories to last a lifetime at our Girlfriend Weekend in historic Jefferson, Texas. Jefferson, Texas was the beginning of our story and will continue to the end of our story.

We could write a book on all the adventures and shared stories from our weekends together! My hope and dream is that all of you too will become lifetime readers and writers. Only you can tell and share your story, so let us begin to write, as well as read. And remember, a story not written is a library lost to all your family and friends.

It’s like our official motto, “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!” Won’t you join us on as our royal story continues to unfold. Life can be a book loving journey because folks, life is not only about the destination, it’s about the ride! And oh what a ride! Thank you for joining me on our weekend IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY! I do believe I will be able to report, a very happy ending!

THE END

For more information on any of the above information, please email kathy@beautyandthebook.com or call Beauty and the Book at 903-665-7520. We accept all major credit cards. Pulpwood Queen Packets and Tickets can be picked up at Registration booth when you arrive!

All information above could be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. For the latest updated version of the program, please email kathy@beautyandthebook.com to send you latest revised program or go to www.pulpwoodqueen.com where updates are reported daily.

No refunds will be able to be given on tickets or packages purchased but we will be more than happy to roll over to the next year the tickets and packages you may have purchased if for any reason you have to cancel. Please contact us immediately if you have to cancel on any events as we do have a waiting list of those wishing to attend.



4 comments:

  1. Can't wait! You've worked so hard, Kathy. Thanks for all you do.

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  2. Holy Moly...we are in for a Ball!

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  3. This is going to be AMAZING ... Kevin and i and the Carrollton, Georgia PWQ and Timber Guys CAN NOT WAIT to get there! Books Alive was FANTASTIC so i can only imagine how much fun this is going to be. see YOU soon ... queen anita :)

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