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Author–Reader Connections

One of the best things about Left Coast Crime is the chance to get to know your fellow readers and writers. But sometimes, during the excitement and flurry of activities, it’s not always easy to find time to meet your favorite writer. For Left Coast Crime 2015 in Portland, Co-Chair Bill Cameron invented Author-Reader Connections to provide an easy forum for readers and authors to enjoy some time together. An Author-Reader Connection might include a snack or a drink at the hotel, a visit to a nearby attraction, or a walk together near the hotel. These Author-Reader Connections are free, and in some cases may include some special benefits from the authors.

All Connections are Closed

Wednesday, March 27
 • The Great Eight Debate with Michael Sherer
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 5:30 PM
 • Hijinx and Hot Chocolate with Becky Clark & Libby Klein
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 28
 • Coffee and Macarons with Janet Dawson
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:00-2:30 PM
 • Drinks with the Cozy Authors from Crooked Lane Books: Vicki Delany (Eva Gates), Ellen Byron, Leslie Karst, Linda Wiken (Essie Lang), and Eileen Rendhal (Lilian Bell)
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:20-4:30 PM
 • Celebrating Casa Rosa with DJ Wiseman
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:30-4:15 PM
 • Coffee Time with Elena Hartwell & Eddie Shoes
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:30-4:45 PM
 • A Slightly Silly Game (& Coffee!) with Cindy Brown
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:30-5:00 PM
 • FAULT LINES Happy Hour: Diana R. Chambers, Vinnie Hansen, Katherine Bolger Hyde, Mariah Klein, Margaret Lucke, Susan C. Shea, Robin C. Stuart, Nancy Tingley, CJ Verburg
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:30-6:00 PM
 • Wine and Chocolate Pairings with Alec Peche
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:35-5:30 PM
 • Killer Birthday Bash
Thursday, March 28, 2019, beginning at 5:00 PM

Friday, March 29
 • Lunchtime Waterfront Stroll with Marsali Taylor
Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:20-1:05 PM
 • Martinis & Mysteries with Brenda Chapman, Barbara Fradkin, and Mary Jane Maffini
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:00-5:30 PM
 • Lost Lagoon Walk with R.E. Donald & Debra Purdy-Kong
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:00-6:00 PM
 • Baron R. Birtcher and a Bottle of Bubbly
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM
 • Dog Noir at the Bar with Jo Perry
Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:00-6:00 PM
 • Short Stories & Writers Groups with Travis Richardson & Stephen Buehler
Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:00-6:00 PM
 • A Meal in Gastown with Marsali Taylor
Friday, March 29, 2019, beginning at 6:15 PM
 • A Nightcap with The Chicks: Ellen Byron, Becky Clark, Kellye Garrett, Leslie Karst, Cynthia Kuhn
Friday, March 29, 2019, beginning at 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 30
 • Lunch with Matt Coyle
Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 12:15 PM
 • Lunchtime Sunset Beach Stroll with Marsali Taylor
Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:20-1:05 PM
 • Tea & Dessert with the Mesdames of Mayhem
Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 PM
 • Coffee with Robert Lopresti
Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 2:20-4:00 PM
 • Free Books and Funny Stories with Kenneth Wishnia
Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 PM