International Dorothy Dunnett Day (IDDD) 2018

IDDD 2018 List of Gatherings

The eighth annual IDDD will take place on Saturday 10th November 2018, 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.

Here are details of the 2018 gatherings and we will add more as soon as we hear about them so please check back frequently. 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!

If you don’t see your area on the list and are interested in organising a gathering — no matter how big or small — please send an email to Tina Dallas (our IDDD coordination officer) at [email protected].

Lincoln, England 
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Venue: White Hart in the village of Nettleham, near Lincoln
Contact Linda Holmes at [email protected] with the subject ‘Lincoln IDDD’

Perigord Noir, Dordogne, France
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Venue: TBA
Contact Susan Davis at [email protected] with the subject ‘Dordogne IDDD’

Orlando, USA
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Venue: TBA, near the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway.
Contact Lesley Kraus at [email protected] with the subject ‘Orlando IDDD’

Sydney, Australia
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Venue: Sydney Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Sydney.
Contact Alison Stewart-Klein at [email protected] with the subject ‘Sydney IDDD’

Melbourne, Australia
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Meet at Degraves Espresso Bar ( 23-25 Degraves Street, Melbourne CBD) from 11.15am. From 12 -2.30 there will be a discussion group in the City Library, Group Study Room (253 Flinders Lane) followed by drinks/late lunch/early dinner at a venue to be confirmed.
Contact Sarsha McEntee at [email protected] with the subject ‘Melbourne IDDD’

Brisbane, Australia
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Venue in Brisbane TBA.
Contact Kate Roach at [email protected] with the subject ‘Brisbane IDDD’

Houston, TX, USA
11:30 am -2 pm (updated), Sat 10th November 2018
Venue: Dish Society 12525 Memorial Dr, Houston
Contact Olva Pharo at [email protected] with the subject ‘Houston IDDD’

Harris, Hebrides, Scotland
12 noon, Sat 10th November 2018
Hosted by Mairi McCuish
Contact Mairi at [email protected] with the subject ‘Hebrides IDDD’

Geneva, Switzerland
12 pm, Saturday, 10th November 2018
Venue TBA
Contact Alexandra Reis at [email protected]

Boston, USA
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November 2018
Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts, USA.
For further information, write to [email protected]  and specify ‘Boston’ in the subject line.

Mid-Atlantic, USA
Saturday 10 November 2018 at noon. Toast to Dorothy Dunnett: 1:00 pm
Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House
500 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, MD 21638
Contact Jeanne Markowski at [email protected]

San Francisco Bay Area, USA
12-3 pm, Saturday 10th November 2018
Venue:  home of Kelly and Olive DePonte
Contact [email protected]  with the subject line ‘SF Bay Area IDDDay’

Central London, England
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November, 2018
Fifth View bar in Waterstones, Piccadilly and on to the Mantegna and Bellini exhibition at the National Gallery.
Contact Jenny McNamara at [email protected]

Phoenix AZ, USA
November 3, 2018 at noon.
Contact Glee Cady at [email protected] , with ‘Phoenix’ in the subject line

Minneapolis-St Paul, USA
12 noon-2 pm, Saturday 10 November 2018
Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Contact Kit Gordon at [email protected]

NJ-NYC area, USA
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 12:30pm
Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Contact Bea Foley at [email protected]

Conway, AR, USA
12 noon-2pm, Sat 10th November, 2018
Venue in Conway TBA.
Contact Amy Hazel at [email protected] with the subject ‘Conway IDDD’

Colorado, USA
12:30 pm
(updated), Saturday, 10th November 2018
Venue:  Union Restaurant in Castle Rock
Contact Deirdre McCormack at [email protected]

Vancouver, Canada
Dorothy Dunnett’s fans on the West Coast of Canada will be gathering to celebrate her legacy on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  We will meet at noon at the home of one of our local members in Vancouver.  For further details, please contact [email protected].

Edinburgh, Scotland
Sat 10th November, 2018
12 noon at the Writer’s Museum for a short ceremony at the “Dorothy Dunnett” stone, followed at 1.00 pm by a meal at Michael’s Steak & Seafood Bar, 15-19 Jeffrey Street. For more information and to book a place at the meal, please contact Barbara Milner at [email protected], with the subject ‘Edinburgh IDDD’

Chicago, USA
Saturday 10th November 2018, 12:30, Toast at 1:00 pm
Venue:  Lady Gregory’s, 5260 N. Clark St., Chicago
Contact Sharon Michalove at [email protected]  with the subject ‘Chicago’

New Orleans-Gulf South, USA
12 noon-2 pm, Sat 10th November, 2018
Venue in New Orleans, Terenia Guill’s home
Contact Terenia Guill at [email protected], with the subject ‘New Orleans’

South West England
Saturday 10th November 2018 at, or near, the seaside
We will be arranging lunch from 12 noon – 2pm in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset (venue to be confirmed).
Please contact Karen Alvey at [email protected] for further details.

Somerset West/Cape Town, South Africa
Sat 10th November, 2018 – time to be decided. Venue TBA.
If you are a DD fan who is just visiting the area, you’d be most welcome to join our tiny band of readers! Good bubbly guaranteed!
Contact Rose Humphreys at [email protected]

Toronto-Niagara, Canada
12 noon, Sat 10th November, 2018
Venue: Duke of York (the Annex, 39 Prince Arthur, Toronto)
https://dukepubs.ca/york/location/
Contact Tina Dallas at [email protected] for information

Pittsburgh, USA
Saturday 10th November 2018, 12 noon-2pm
Contact Sue Morris at
[email protected] with the subject ‘Pittsburgh’

Oregon-Washington, USA
Saturday 10th November 2018, 1.00–3.00 pm. Venue TBA.
Contact Kris Holtan at [email protected] with the subject ‘Oregon-Washington’.

Ottawa, Canada
Saturday 10th November 2018, 12 noon-2pm. Venue TBA.
Contact Elizabeth Holden at [email protected], with the subject ‘Ottawa’

Santa Barbara, California, USA
Saturday 10th November 2018, 1-3 pm. Venue TBA.
Contact: Wendy Anderson at [email protected] with the subject ‘Santa Barbara’