International Dorothy Dunnett Day (IDDD) 2019

The ninth annual IDDD will take place on Saturday 9th November 2019, 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 early details of the 2019 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 hidden; JavaScript is required and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Edinburgh, Scotland
Sat 9th November 2019
12 noon – Meet at Makars’ Court at the Dorothy Dunnett stone
12.45 – Gather at Michael’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 15 Jeffrey St (off the High St/Canongate)
Contact Barbara Milner at email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject “Edinburgh IDDD”

Central London, UK
London venue TBA (but likely to be Fifth View bar in Waterstones Piccadilly)
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Jenny McNamara at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “London”

South West England
We will be arranging lunch from 12 noon – 2 pm on Saturday 9th November 2019
Somewhere in the Cotswolds… (venue to be confirmed).
Please contact Karen Alvey at email hidden; JavaScript is required  for further details, if you would like to join us.

Vancouver, Canada
Dorothy Dunnett’s fans on the West Coast of Canada will be gathering to celebrate her legacy on Saturday 9 November 2019. Our plans for this year are still being developed.
For details please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required

 Toronto-Niagara, Canada
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto
Contact Tina Dallas at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Melbourne, Australia
Venue TBA
12 noon until late, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Sarsha Walker at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Brisbane, Australia
Venue TBA
12 noon until late, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Kate Roach at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “Brisbane”

SF Bay Area, USA
At the home of Kelly and Olive DePonte
12 noon – 3 pm, Saturday 9th November 2019
Contact Olive DePonte at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chicago Area, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Lady Gregory’s Andersonville, 5260 N Clark St, Chicago
Contact Sharon Michalove at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “Chicago” no later than November 4.

Minneapolis-St Paul, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake Street, Minneapolis
Contact Kit Gordon at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “Minneapolis-St Paul”

Colorado, USA
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
South Denver or Castle Rock (venue TBA)
Contact Deirdre McCormack at email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject “Colorado IDDD”

Mid-Atlantic, USA
12 noon – 2 pm Saturday 9th November, 2019
Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville
Contact Jeanne Markowski at  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Conway, Arkansas, USA
Venue: TBA
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Saturday 9 November  2019
Contact Amy Hazel at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Houston, USA
Venue TBA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Olva Pharo at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “Houston”

Phoenix, USA
Venue: Home of Glee Cady
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Glee Cady at email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject “Phoenix”

New Orleans, USA
Venue Terenia Guill’s home (please email for street address)
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Terenia Guill at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Pittsburgh, USA
Venue TBA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Susan Morris at email hidden; JavaScript is required


Looking for new organisers!

Two groups that met last year are looking for new organisers. Do you live in one of the two areas below and would you be willing to book a restaurant, contact a few people and answer the occasional email? Last year’s organisers can pass on tips and Tina Dallas will be happy to assist you.

New York/New Jersey, USA
Venue TBA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required

Oregon-Washington, USA
Venue TBA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required