Please join us on February 21, 2018 6:00-8:00pm 

for our 3rd Annual Event!


As Altrusa International focuses on literacy, our club’s main fundraiser is (of course!) a literary event: Authors and Appetizers. Last year’s event featured Nancy Pickard (author of The Scent of Rain and Lightning and The Virgin of Small Plains) and Barb Stuber (author of Crossing the Tracks and Girl in Reverse). Both authors spoke about their lives and experiences writing books. To add to the fun, we had a splendid Silent Auction with a myriad of items to bid on such as jewelry, homemade items, baked goods and items donated by our sponsors. The tasty appetizers were created by Maceli’s and were divine.

This year’s event is shaping up to surpass previous events as we are pleased to have noted Kansas authors Pam Eglinski and Julie Tollefson joining us.

We will again this year have our fun Silent Auction and Maceli’s will create our appetizers.



For information on tickets please call Debbie Schmidt: 785-766-3539 or email at:

Pam Eglinski was born and raised in San Francisco and now lives in Lawrence, Kansas. She has degrees in education, history and art history, holding a total of three Master's Degrees. She has worked as a non-profit manager, fundraiser and university professor.  Her work with Save The Children-U.S. fueled her passion for global issues with a focus on women and children. Pam has worked for fifteen years creating adventure-packed novels and special ops novellas. She writes romantic suspense and time travel historical fiction. The New York Times dubbed her novel The Third Knife a "must read." Her other novels include Return of the French Blue, The Can-Can Girl, Mysterious Woman in Pink, Murder USA, and Mother's Red Fingernail Polish, just to name a few. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout Asia, France and England, where she did extensive research for her writing.

Julie Tollefson is the author of several short stories as well as writing articles for the Lawrence Magazine and Kansas Magazine. She is a Lawrence resident and had her work named Lawrence Magazine's 2013 Best Story of the Year.She is currently working on a manuscript that has already been awarded accolades by the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.

Attendees Enjoy the Silent Auction in 2016
Author Lindsay Yankey at 2016 Event
Author Pam Grout Signs Books at 2016 Event
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