Writers Studio | Ticketed Event
Cocktail Dresses, Seersucker Suits, Fancy Hats, and Murder!
June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$50
Join us for a catered garden party fundraiser for our 15th annual festival, featuring hors d’oeuvres and dessert from Pan Chancho, themed hot and cold beverages from Tula Café, and a conversation with Amy Stuart, author of the “deliciously taut, fast-paced thriller” A Death at the Party.
Join Amy for a conversation about (im)perfect parties, secret anniversaries, ungrateful families and skeletons in the closet (or a body in the basement, as the case may be).
Nadine Walsh’s summer garden party is in full swing. The neighbors all have cocktails, the catered food is exquisite—everything’s going according to plan. But Nadine—devoted wife, loving mother, and doting daughter—finds herself standing over a dead body in her basement while her guests clink glasses upstairs. What happened? How did it come to this?
Wednesday, June 7
Doors – 6:30 pm
Author Talk and Audience Q&A – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
The Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street
Books will be available for sale onsite from Novel Idea. A book signing will follow the onstage event.
Pricing per Person $50 (includes gratuities, HST, all service charges and a charitable tax receipt for $25)
Catering by Pan Chancho
Caramelized onion & cheddar tartlets
Broccoli & cheddar quiche tartlets
Smoked salmon on rye – gluten free option available
Gõi Cuón (vegetarian rice paper rolls) with mango chili sauce
Gambas Black Tiger Shrimp with garlic and chilies
Sweet bites – assorted individual desserts (macaron, opera cake, Québec maple chômeur, lemon coconut squares, caramel pecan tarts, vegan chocolate squares, mini brownies, frangipane tarts)
Cheese and Charcuterie platter
About the Author
Amy Stuart is the #1 bestselling author of three novels: Still Mine, Still Water, and Still Here. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition, Amy is the founder of Writerscape, an online community for hopeful and emerging writers. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and their three sons.
“A superb masterpiece… Stuart’s crisp writing and tightly paced plot made me hold my breath from the first line to the last. . . an absolutely stand-out book by a phenomenal talent.” — SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, author of Watch Out for Her and Woman on the Edge
“Ominous and intimate . . . with tension that dances just perfectly until the end. Immersive and so sharply observed, Amy Stuart delivers a gorgeous literary thriller to devour.” — ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push
“Razor-sharp and salaciously riveting. A jigsaw puzzle of a story that will hook you instantly and reward you with a shattering, satisfying conclusion.” — MARISSA STAPLEY, author of Lucky
“Not only did I read this book in a single day, I read it in a single sitting. . . . A chilling exploration of how we cope with the things we’ve done, as well as those that have been done to us.”
— STEPHANIE WROBEL, internationally bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold
“Tense and twisting, with a sophistication that belies its darkness, A Death at the Party is much like the hostess of the titular party at its core: elegant and beautiful but hiding so many secrets. Prepare to be captivated by this masterful and shocking collision of past and present and the lies that can no longer stay buried.”
— LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN, bestselling author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
“Simmering, sinister, and seductive! . . . [A] tight, devious, relentless tale by Stuart that delves into the complex bonds that exist between friends and family members and reminds us that behind all those happy, smiling faces often lies an abundance of destructive lies and devastating secrets.”
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