Elaine L. Orr
PAST Events
Winter 2016 - 2017
Books for Breakfast
December 17 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm        
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
 Google Map        

From the Main Hanger Restaurant: We are excited to welcome the following authors
and their published works of art for breakfast with us and you: Sue Stewart Ade,
Marilyn Gardiner, Katriena Knights, Angela Parson Myers,
Elaine L. Orr and J. D. Webb.
Meet all the authors.  Aspiring authors have the chance to use these authors and learn
from their experiences in getting a novel published.  Stay and eat breakfast at Main
Hangar's All You Can Eat buffet.

Fall 2016

Writers' Retreat
Date:         September 30, 2016 --October 02, 2016  
Venue:      Manor House at Bradford Woods, IN, US
This three-day writing retreat is for members of the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in
Crime. If you write mysteries and live in (or near) Indiana, you'll want to join the Speed
City group. Monthly meetings at BN and the Keystone Mall, Indianapolis. Members
only event. I will present workshops on Friday and Monday.

Magna Cum Murder
Date:          October 28, 2016    06:00AM--October 30, 2016
Venue:       The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Columbia Circle, Indianapolis, IN, US
Magna Cum Murder
Magna Cum Murder brings together authors and readers for a three-day event in a
comfortable environment that promotes conversation as well as learning. I will be on
two panels:
The Jessica Fletcher Effect -- which will deal with mysteries set in small towns. I am the
convenor of this panel.
Saturday 29th October - 3pm - 3:55pm
Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
Friday 28th October 28 - 2pm - 2:55 pm

After each session, authors will participate in a book signing on the concourse level.
There are one-day registration options if you cannot attend all three days. Visit the web
site for details, and for the full panel schedule.

Book Bums' Workshop
Date:         November 07, 2016    Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Venue:      West Liberty, Iowa Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA, US
West Liberty Library    
This full day event (Saturday) is for authors, readers, and aspiring authors. Topics
include publishing (ebooks and paperbacks), audio books, and more. The library
website will have the full schedule closer to the event date. Afternoon sessions are
organized by genre -- mystery, romance, sci-fi, etc. Free event, open to the public.
Followed by author book signings.
Organized by author Karen Musser Nortman and the West Liberty Public Library.

Email contact:
Phone contact: (641) 455-3257
Spring 2017
June 15, 2017
Talk, Reading, and Q&A
Sherman, Illinois
Public Library
2100 E Andrew Road
6- 8 PM

Louisville, KY Sisters in Crime
June 10, 2017
Talk with Q&A
1 - 2 PM
Louisville Barnes and Noble
SINC meeting at 11:30

Day of the Book
April 23rd
11 AM - 2 PM
Along Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland (3 miles from DC)
https://dayofthebook.com/ Click on participants to find my info.

Malice Domestic Conference
April 27-29th
Bethesda, Maryland
Attendee & volunteer event photographer!
In addition to writing, Elaine also does presentations on topics such as electronic
publishing, writing mysteries, and using social media to promote books. She is
always pleased to participate in writing-related conferences and book signings.
Summer 2017
July 8, 2017
Writers on the Avenue
Muscatine's Second Saturday event!
5-8 PM
I'll be with several Iowa writers at the corner of 2nd and Iowa St., Muscatine.
Learn about my River's Edge series, set in Iowa, and meet other Iowa authors.
Fall 2017
December 8-9
Holiday Craft Show -- Elaine there to sell and sign books
Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church
745 Woodside Drive, Springfield, Illinois
6 - 8 PM on Friday    10 - 3 PM on Saturday

November 4th
4th Annual Book Bums Workshop
A free West Liberty, Iowa library event for writers and readers
9 - 3 PM, Book signing from 11-12
Info at the library's
Facebook page

October 20-22
Magna Cum Murder Conference
At the Indianapolis Columbia Club on Columbia Circle
I'll be on two panels and signing books!

October 19, 2017
Sherman Public Library
With J.D. Webb and Sue Ade
Public reading and author discussion
Sherman, Illinois
Public Library
2100 E Andrew Road
6- 8 PM

October 14, 2017
Indie Author Day at Ottumwa (Iowa) Public Library
10 AM To Noon
Ten authors will be available to sign books,  answer questions, and have fun.
102 West Fourth Street, Ottumwa

September 9, 2017
Argenta Art and Annual Fall Festival
10 AM - 2 PM
Colorful festival with food, vendors and fun, near Decatur, IL
Members of my writing critique group will be there to meet friends and fans