**Author List subject to change**
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
220 E. Front Street (second Floor)
***Historic Building with NO elevator access****
Bloomington, IL 61701
Facebook Group HERE
Signing is tentatively planned as: VIP Enter: 10-11
VIP signing 12-1
GA Signing 1-3 (with Desserts)
Raffle winners announced immediately following
After Party: Great Gatsby themed at the event venue from 7-9 with jazz music free hot appetizers and cash bar with absinthe cocktails and more.
Your Hosts: Authors Krystle Able and PA/Author Ebony Simone McMillan and writer of Disheveled Book Blog Amanda Lee.
Why We Are Hosting This Event:
The Sugar 4 Spice Author Event is a not-for-profit event that will be a fundraiser for Marcfirst of McLean County. Marcfirst supports people with developmental disabilities and families in McLean County Illinois with opportunities to reach their full potential through a lifetime of meaningful services. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children including the SPICE pediatric therapy services that is a program near and dear to my heart and our community. However, this program is severely underfunded with nearly 200 families in McLean County in 2017 were not able to receive the vital supports for their children because of long wait lists and resource availability. Our goal is to help ensure that every child that needs SPICE service receives such services.
To learn more about SPICE and Marcfirst: https://www.marcfirst.org/spice.html
Our Amazing Venue:
Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group in Historic Downtown Bloomington is the place to be on March 7th 2020. This local farm-to-fork restaurant management group owns three restaurants and a special events ballroom and tower room. We will be using their Ballroom and Tower room for this event which offers amazing floor to ceiling windows with views of our historic downtown on Front Street, a beautiful rustic, brick interior, and a parking garage across the street. Their upscale sushi and Asian Restaurant, Anju Above, will be right across the hallway and we are currently working out catering with them for VIP lunch/brunch with authors, as well as a large dessert spread for the event.
To learn more about the event venue visit: http://www.epiphanyfarms.com/