Librarians’ Tea

"When they say you can’t take it with you, they don’t mean books, do they?" – Doris Ann Norris


Saturday, November 2nd @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Bouchercon 2019 Librarians’ Tea has been designed to not only honor our cherished librarians, but also to celebrate the art of taking tea. A traditional English tea will be prepared for attendees, and this year’s guest speaker will be The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady — former personal chef for both the Queen of England and Princess Diana and her sons.
A list of Bouchercon attendees has been established. Please email if you would like to place your name on the list.

  • American Guest of Honor, Hank Phillippi Ryan, will deliver the official librarians’ welcome.

  • Local Guest of Honor Deborah Crombie will introduce Chef McGrady.

  • Honorary Chair will be Dallas Independent School District Librarian Gay White Patrick

  • Chef McGrady will share tales of his royal service, instruct guests on proper tea etiquette, and sign copies of his cookbooks.

  • Librarian Bouchercon attendees will be seated first. A waiting list of Bouchercon non-librarian attendees who’ve requested to attend the tea, has been created. Please email if you would like to place your name on the waiting list.


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