The sixth annual IDDD took place on Saturday 12th November 2016, when once again Dunnett Readers across the world met in homes, restaurants, pubs, parks, museums and other locations; and at 13.00 (1 pm) local time they raised a glass to toast the Lady who started it all, and to absent friends.
Here are details of some of the gatherings that took place on IDDD 2016. If you would like to help organise an IDDD meeting on Saturday 11th November 2017, or to attend one, please email us at email@example.com. It doesn’t matter if there are two of you or two score.
Des Moines, Iowa USA
San Francisco Bay Area
November 12 at 12:00. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “SF Bay Area” in the subject line.
The Pittsburgh Dunnett Reading Group will be gathering for lunch to honour Dorothy’s memory on Saturday 12th November from 1:30-3:30 at the Café at the Frick. Please make contact via email@example.com with “Pittsburgh” in the subject line.
12 noon-2 pm at a venue in Melbourne to be confirmed. Contact Sarsha at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Melbourne” in the subject line.
Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
Meet at the Courtyard Restaurant, 21 George St, Ottawa, at 12 noon. Bring with you:
- a favourite passage from the Dunnett books
- a question about Dorothy Dunnett or about the books. (No promise we can answer, but we can try!)
- and wear something Dunnett-related, however tenuously!
Contact Elizabeth Holden at email@example.com with “Ottawa” in the subject line.
New York (Albany/Capital District)
UK South-West and Cotswolds
12 noon-2 pm at a venue in or near Cirencester, to be confirmed. For more details contact Karen Alvey at firstname.lastname@example.org with “UK South-West” in the subject line.
Readers on the West Coast of Canada will celebrate IDDD in Joey’s Restaurant at 1424 West Broadway. If haven’t yet connected and you want to come, please let Susanne know before Nov 4 so that she can confirm the booking. Contact Susanne at email@example.com with “Vancouver” in the subject line.
12 noon-2 pm at Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts. For further information contact Stephanie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Boston” in the subject line.
10.30 am we meet at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, to view their Map Exhibition. At 11.30 am we assemble at Makars’ Court to commemorate Dorothy Dunnett. 12.30 pm, Michael’s Steak and Seafood Bar, Jeffrey Street, for lunch, ready for the toast at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact Barbara Milner as soon as possible because numbers may be limited – email her at email@example.com with “Edinburgh” in the subject line.
We will celebrate IDDD one day late to accommodate two of our oldest members who can’t make it on 12th November, so our plan is to meet at 1 pm on 13th November. Contact Terenia Guill at firstname.lastname@example.org with “New Orleans” in the subject line.
Kent Island, Maryland
12 noon at Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House, 500 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, MD 21638. All are welcome. Contact Jeanne Markowski at email@example.com with “Maryland” in the subject line.