Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium

2023 Author Talk Features Kimberla Lawson Roby

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby will present an author talk and book signing starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Christopher Newport University’s David Student Union. Roby is the author of 29 books including the Reverend Curtis Black series and her faith-based, nonfiction title, The Woman God Created You To Be. Her most recent novel, Sister Friends Forever, follows four lifelong friends as each faces a crisis in family, love, and forgiveness.

Free tickets for the author talk, question-and-answer session and book signing will be available beginning Monday, September 11, at the sponsoring libraries of the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC), which consists of the public libraries of York County, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Virginia Peninsula Community College. Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to two per person while supplies last.

Kimberla Lawson Roby author talk October 12, 7 pm, at CNUOpen seating to the event, to be held in the David Student Union ballroom at Christopher Newport University, is limited, and attendees are advised to arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be seated first at the event. Any remaining seats will then be open to the general public.
Select titles of Roby's books will be available to purchase at this year's event.

Roby's books are available at your York County Public Library. Visit our OverDrive collection of her digital titles, or browse the titles available through the library catalog

More About the Author

Learn more about Kimberla Lawson Roby on her website. You'll also find information about her books and other projects.

More About VPLC

The Kimberla Lawson Roby event is the fifteenth free author event sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium. Previous events featured best-selling authors Amy Tan in 2007, Walter Mosley in 2008, David Baldacci in 2009, Orson Scott Card in 2010, Catherine Coulter in 2011, Nikki Giovanni in 2012, Jeff Shaara in 2013, T.C. Boyle in 2014, Brad Parks in 2015, Adriana Trigiani in 2016, C.J. Box in 2017, J.A. Jance in 2018, Rita Mae Brown in 2019, and Jeffery Deaver in 2021. The Consortium was formed in 2006 to encourage the study and enjoyment of books and to foster cooperation among all types of libraries on the Peninsula.

VPLC partners with Virginia Peninsula Community College in an annual event artwork contest. Students have the opportunity to design artwork for the event including posters, bookmarks, and tickets. Student entries will be on display at the event.

The Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium brings together the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University, Hampton University and Virginia Peninsula Community College, collectively serving all residents of the Virginia Peninsula. Programs presented by the Consortium are free and open to the public. To keep up-to-date on Consortium author events, sign up for the emailed newsletter.

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