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 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!


Jerusalem, Israel
Sat 11th November, 2017, Time: Evening TBA
Contact Kate Callen at [email protected], with the subject “Jerusalem”


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


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


Edinburgh, Scotland
Sat 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
12 noon-2pm, Sat 11th November, 2017
Contact Elizabeth Holden at [email protected], with the subject “Ottawa”


Toronto-Niagara, Canada
Venue in Niagara TBA
12 noon-2pm, Sat 11th November, 2017
Contact Tina Dallas at [email protected], with the subject “Toronto”


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


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


Phoenix, Arizona, Southwestern USA
Venue TBA
12 noon-2pm, Sat 11th November, 2017
Contact Glee Cady at [email protected], with the subject “Phoenix”


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


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