This Thursday Night

November 17, 2011

from 6:30pm-8:30pm

 at the UCR Palm Desert campus

Out of the Coffin: A Night with Charlaine Harris

Go ahead…. talk nerdy to me….

Sexy, sassy and blood sucking… it’s the author of Sookie Stackhouse (series that inspired True Blood), Charlaine Harris!  She will read to you, she will answer your questions, but what she won’t do is bite you.

However, we can’t say the same thing about the event staff.   For those who don’t attend, I wouldn’t try sleeping that night… just sayin’. We’re not saying it would be bad for health if you don’t come, but… okay, maybe we are…

Don’t (not) be (a) suck(er/ed) and miss this.

UCR Palm Desert’s flyer:

About theevent via their Facebook invite:

Long before the sparkly Twilight vampires were wooing humans, Charlaine Harris created the sassy, Southern-fried world of Sookie Stackhouse — inspiration for the hit HBO series “True Blood.”

Now you can spend the night with this New York Times best selling author as she discusses her wildly popular books and answers questions about all things sexy, supernatural and Sookie.

This is the kickoff event for UCR Palm Desert’s acclaimed Arts & Letters series, and you won’t want to miss it.

Just $20 gets you in the door — and far away from the pesky sunlight.

Special VIP packages are available, which include a pre-lecture reception with Charlaine Harris, a copy of her latest book, reserved seating and a preferred book signing line.

Don’t delay! Buy your tickets today:

About the Author:

Charlaine Harris a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books withReal Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In 1996, she released the first in the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Shakespeare’s Counselor,the fifth—and last– was printed in fall 2001.

After Shakespeare, Harris created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series about a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who works in a bar in the fictional Northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie through her adventures involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which now numbers eleven titles, has been released worldwide.

Sookie Stackhouse has proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the  books  He wrote and directed the pilot episode for that series, True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008 . It was an instant success and is now filming its fourth season.” – via Harris’s website, click here for more info

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