Events You Won't Want to Miss

Event List for 2020

Brothel Museum Tour

Where: Brothel Museum downtown
Format: Find out more about Deadwood’s hidden past. 
Agenda: 

Tour times coming soon.  

Thursday Learning Day

Where: The Conference Room on the Lobby level of the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Format: Learning sessions for authors and readers. 
Agenda:  More details coming soon.  

One of our speakers will be Matt Haynes.

 

Matt Haynes is an internationally acclaimed audiobook narrator with over 50 titles to his credit. He has narrated books in a wide variety of genres including

-Romance
-Science Fiction
-Fantasy
Memoirs
-Self Help
-Business
-Horror
-Biographies
-Comedy  

He lives in Portland Oregon and specializes in educating authors and rights holders in the audiobook production process.

 
 
Title and info for the talk
 
HOW TO AUDIOBOOK: AN AUTHOR’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 
Would you like your work made into an audiobook? Have you already done so but want a better experience and product? In this vital, super-fun session, we’ll cover 
-the overlooked opportunities that open up when you “go audio”.
-how to start the process.
-the three secrets to picking a great narrator. 
-the best collaboration methods to getting your project done right. 
 
PLUS: “Behind the Curtain”… anything you’ve wanted to know about a narrator’s work and process! 

One of our speakers will be Molly Rebecca Barari. 

Molly Barari is a professional writer living in Rapid City, SD, who has been published in several regional publications, including Black Hills Faces, Black Hills Woman, Black Hills Lifestyle, Black Hills Boomer, Siouxland Woman, Motor Market, Unveiled, and the Rapid City Journal. She has been teaching creative life story writing workshops at various venues since 2016, including the Aging Gracefully Expo and the South Dakota Festival of Books. Molly is also a South Dakota Humanities Scholar and leads community discussions on the One Book South Dakota. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves exploring the Black Hills and watching classic horror films.
 
Molly’s class will be
 
Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop – Oral storytelling is common in every culture, but recording our cherished life memories onto paper is essential for preserving these stories. Writing your life stories is not only therapeutic, but it is an heirloom for your family and friends. This creative writing workshop is meant to inspire nonfiction and fiction writers alike. It will provide the opportunity for participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail and emotional exploration. For fiction writers, we’ll also take time to explore how real life memories and events can influence your stories. Please come to the workshop ready to do some writing. Bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and an open mind.

Thank you to our Learning Day Sponsors!! 

Thursday Meet-and-Greet

Where: Patio of Deadwood Mountain Grand.
Format: Cash bar with light appetizers
Agenda:
6:00 – 7 PM, Authors Only – meet each other and pick up your neck wallets, tickets, schedules, etc. Receive last-minute instructions/changes, and open question forum with the Hosts
7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the authors

Thank you to our Meet and Greet Sponsors!!

Friday Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip

Where: Meet motorcoach at the front door of the Deadwood MT Grand.

When: 7:45 bus leaves at 8:00 am

Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL- INCLUSIVE sightseeing and lunch

Stops include:

Travel through Spearfish Canyon and the beautiful Wyoming countryside. Bring your walking shoes if you want to walk around it.

Devil’s Tower National Monument from 9:30am to 11:00am.

Lunch at Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Sundance,WY 11:30am to 12:30pm. Choice of Kickin’ Tip Sandwich, WYO Pulled Pork Sandwich, or Garden salad with dressing. You will choose your option when you order tickets so that it will be ready for you when we arrive.  

Drive to Sturgis, SD 12:30 to 1:30pm.

Tour and shopping at one of Sturgis’ most famous stops, the Full Throttle Saloon 1:30 pm to 3pm.

Arrive back in Deadwood around 3:30pm. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors of the Bus Tour!! 

Friday night Wild Book Readings

Where: Mineral Palace Hotel and Casino banquet room, 601 Historic Main Street, Deadwood, SD. 
Format: Cash Bar and Amazing Deserts from Local Vendors (including Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates)
Agenda:
7:00 PM 
7:15 PM with a glass of wine and a plate full of extraordinary desserts, be seated at the bistro tables and enjoy authors reading intriguing scenes from their very own books
COSTUMES OPTIONAL for Readers and Authors!

Thank you to our Book Reading Sponsors!!  

Breakfast With the Authors from 8:30 – 10 am Saturday before the Book Fair

Where: At the far end of the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino (in the same room as the Book Fair)
Format: Buffet breakfast, round 8-person tables with linen and real plates, cups, and silverware
We hope you’ll come hungry! Here’s the buffet menu: Scrambled eggs, cubed breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, hickory smoked bacon or sausage links, fresh fruit, butter, fresh brewed coffee, hot water, ice water, and ORANGE JUICE sponsored by Linda Rae Sande.
(please note: if you prefer a beverage other than coffee, you’re welcome to bring your own. Hot water is provided if you’d like to bring your own teabag)
Readers are going to love sitting down with you for a few minutes before the book fair and saying “Hi.”
Agenda:
8:30 AM breakfast begins
9:40 AM authors called to the stage at the far end of the room for the 9:45 group photo (Authors, remember to eat early!)
9:50 AM photos finished so authors have time to get back to their tables
10:00 AM breakfast ends, readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair

Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsors!! 

Saturday Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair

Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Format: Authors and Cover Models excited to meet you, share their swag with you, and talk about their books. Cover models available for photos!
Agenda:
10:00 AM Readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair
2:30 PM Basket Raffle tickets drawn and winners receive their baskets
3:00 PM Book Fair Ends but Vendors available at their tables
3:30 PM Vendor tables close

Giant Basket Raffle to support the Shiloh Horse Rescue in Deadwood. 

Show your support for this amazing refuge. Shiloh is a Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) Non- Profit

Shiloh rescues abused, unwanted, neglected, and slaughter bound horses of all types. 
We attend slaughter auctions and rescue horses from the killer buyers, bring the horses home to Shiloh Ranch, rehabilitate, and adopt them out to new homes. 

Shiloh horses make wonderful first, family, child, show, trail, and pleasure horses. Our rescued Thoroughbreds make great Hunter/Jumpers and Three Day Event horses, and will also excell in almost any discipline. 

A basic belief at Shiloh is that all horses, regardless of age or lameness and health problems, have worth and value and can enjoy second chances at a new life. Even horses with special needs can feel the warm sun on their back, appreciate kind hands, and hang out with their pasture mates.

Tickets are also available the day of the event
We offer a Presale Ticket BONUS, and tickets will also be available the day of the event.
*remember to bring your name stamp or pre-printed labels to put on the back of the tickets to save time
Must be present to win – drawing at 2:30 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday Family Friendly Western Movie and Trivia Night

Location: The conference room – Deadwood Mountain Grand. 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Popcorn and Soda’s provided by the Sweet Clean Romance Authors. The movie is Disney’s Tall Tale staring Patrick Swayze, Scott Glenn and Oliver Platt.  Check out the movie trailer here.  After the movie enjoy Western movie trivia.  

 

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