International Dorothy Dunnett Day (IDDD) 2017

The seventh annual IDDD will take place on Saturday 11th November 2017, when once again Dunnett Readers across the world will meet in homes, restaurants, pubs, parks, museums and other locations; and at 13.00 (1 pm) local time they will raise a glass to toast the Lady who started it all, and to absent friends.

A thoughtful moment at Dorothy Dunnett’s memorial stone in Makars’ Court, Edinburgh, on IDDD 2015. (Photo: Ann Auchterlonie)

Here are updated details of the 2017 gatherings and we will add more as soon as we hear about them so please check back frequently. Email [email protected] for more information or if you’d like to plan a gathering in your area. All are welcome, whether you’re in the Dorothy Dunnett Society or not. All you need to qualify is a love of DD’s books!


San Antonio, Texas, USA
The Lion and the Rose, 842 NW Loop 410 Suite 115, San Antonio, TX 78216.
Late update: To anyone who may not have touched base but plans on joining the San Antonio IDDD group, the location has changed to another Lion and The Rose, the one located at 17627 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78257.
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Brianna Wallace at [email protected] with the subject ‘San Antonio’.


Houston, Texas, USA
La Madeleine Restaurant
19710 Northwest Freeway (Hwy. 290 @ FM 1960), Suite 100
Houston, TX 77065
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Olva Stewart Pharo at [email protected] with the subject ‘Houston’.


Lincoln, UK
The White Hart, Nettleham
followed by (optional) Remembrance Concert at 3.00pm. at All Saints Church, Nettleham.
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.30 pm.
Contact Julia Hart at [email protected] with the subject ‘Lincoln’.


Conway, AR, USA
Mike’s Place, 808 Front St, Conway, AR 72032.
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Amy Hazel at [email protected] with the subject ‘Conway’.


Oregon-Washington, USA
Falls Terrace Restaurant in Tumwater, WA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 1.00–3.00 pm.
Contact Kris Holtan at [email protected] with the subject ‘Oregon-Washington’.


Chicago, Illinois, USA
Venue TBA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Debra Borys at [email protected] with the subject ‘Chicago’.


Phoenix, Arizona, Southwestern USA
Saturday 4th November 2017, 12 noon-2pm
Venue: home of Glee Cady
Travellers and locals welcome
Contact Glee at [email protected], with the subject “Phoenix”


York, UK
Holmefield Community Centre, Peel Close, Heslington, York YO10 5EN
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Lucy Jessop at [email protected] with the subject ‘York’


New Orleans-Gulf South, USA
Venue in New Orleans: Penny’s home
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon-2pm
Contact Terenia Guill at [email protected] with the subject “New Orleans-Gulf South”


Colorado Springs, USA
Castle Rock at Siena at the Courtyard, 333 D Perry Street.
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Tina Dallas at [email protected] with the subject ‘Colorado Springs’.


Minneapolis-St Paul, USA
Merlin’s Rest, 3601 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Kit Gordon at [email protected] with the subject ‘Minneapolis-St Paul’.


South West/Cotswolds, UK
Venue in or near Cirencester (TBC)
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–2.00 pm.
Contact Karen Alvey at [email protected] with the subject ‘South West/Cotswolds’.


Falkland Islands
Venue TBA.
Contact Tina Dallas at [email protected] with the subject ‘Falklands’.


Vancouver (and west coast), Canada
Venue: We will meet at noon at the home of one of our local members in Vancouver
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon
Contact: [email protected]


Santa Barbara, California, USA
Venue: TBA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 1-3 pm
Contact: Wendy Anderson at [email protected] with the subject “Santa Barbara”


Mid-Atlantic, USA
Venue: Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House
500 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, MD 21638
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon
Contact: Jeanne Markowski at [email protected]


Brisbane, Australia
Venue: At the home of one of our local members
Saturday 11th November 2017, 1-3 pm
Contact: Kate Roach at [email protected]


New York/New Jersey/PA/CT, USA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12:30pm
The Chart House Restaurant, Weehawken NJ
Contact Beatrice Foley at [email protected] with the subject “New York”


Jerusalem, Israel
Saturday 11th November 2017, Evening (TBA)
Contact Kate Callen at [email protected] with the subject “Jerusalem


Pittsburgh, USA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon-2pm
Contact Sue Morris at [email protected] with the subject “Pittsburgh”


Edinburgh, Scotland
Saturday 11th November 2017
We propose a visit to the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum.
This will be followed by flower-laying at the stone (Makars’ Court) at 12 noon and lunch
Contact Barbara Milner at [email protected] with the subject “Edinburgh”


Ottawa, Canada
Venue in Ottawa – The Courtyard Restaurant
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon-2pm
Contact Elizabeth Holden at [email protected], with the subject “Ottawa”


Toronto-Niagara, Canada
Duke of York, Toronto
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon
Contact Tina Dallas at [email protected], with the subject “Toronto”


Boston, USA
Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon-2pm
Contact Susan Silverman at [email protected], with the subject “Boston”


San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Venue: the home of Olive & Kelly DePonte
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12 noon–3pm
Contact Olive DePonte at [email protected], with the subject “SF Bay Area”


Central London, UK
Saturday 11th November 2017, 12pm–3:30pm
(possibly on to an exhibition afterwards)
Contact Jenny McNamara at [email protected], with the subject “Central London”


Melbourne, Australia
Venue TBA
Saturday 11th November 2017, 1pm
Contact Sarsha McEntee at [email protected], with the subject “Melbourne”