Authors-dinner
Who knew…that in the quaint fishing village of Port O’Connor along the Texas coast that a book signing party would be successful? “A Night under the Texas Stars with Texas Authors was successful AND fun! September 19, 2015 was a beautiful, breezy evening for our 200 + guests at the Sanctuary at Costa Grande.

The Friends of the Port O’Connor Library, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are at work to raise funds to build a new Library/Learning Center that will be located on donated property at the corner of 6th and Main. The First Annual Author’s Dinner is our largest fundraiser event for 2015.

The slogan: “Buy New Books ~ Build New Library ~ Befriend New Authors” brought book lovers from many Texas towns – Victoria, Port Lavaca, Seadrift, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Freeport, Rockport, Round Rock, Kingsville, The Woodlands, Palacios, Hockley, Katy, Karnes City, LaGrange, Hallettsville, Tomball, and Inez just to name a few.

Fifteen fascinating authors shared a delightful meal together and thrilled our guests with a wide variety of genres. There were mystery and history writers, some wrote children’s books, and biographies and there were poets, and naturalists, and a historical marker writer and storytellers of myth and legend, and play writers, as well. The Texas Coastal themes were highlighted as some of the favorites.

Louise O’Connor, Myra McIlVain, Marjorie Brody, Debra Winegarten, Alan Bourgeois, Harry Capser, Jeanette Larson, Joanne Hillman, Doug Hiser, Kathleen Bateman, Wayne & Martha McAlister, George Anne Cormier, Agnes Hannes, Melvin Rosenbaum, and Miles Arceneaux have their books on sale at Amazon.com in case you missed your chance to get yours Saturday night.

If you would like to join in our efforts to build a new library: www.friendsofportoconnorlibrary.org -Joanie Morgan

Port O’Connor Librarian Shirley Gordon, and Friends of Library Judy Whitworth and Pam Ray talk with authors Debra Winegarten, Marjorie Brody and Kathleen Bateman. Standing at back is author Doug Hiser.

Port O’Connor Librarian Shirley Gordon, and Friends of Library Judy Whitworth and Pam Ray talk with authors Debra Winegarten, Marjorie Brody and Kathleen Bateman. Standing at back is author Doug Hiser.

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