Launch of Unger’s new book INK AND BONE with special author’s talk and book signing
St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 18, 2016) – Tampa Bay BCA (“TBBCA”), an Americans for the Arts Business Committee for the Arts, will host a special Cultural Encounter at The Dalí Museum on June 9th at 5:30 PM with award-winning author Lisa Unger for the launch of her new book, INK AND BONE, featuring book signing by Unger and author’s talk with guest interlocutor former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio.
“TBBCA is thrilled to host this special author’s talk with the award-winning New York Times best-selling novelist, Lisa Unger, in conjunction with the launch of her new book INK AND BONE”, said Susana Weymouth, executive director of TBBCA. “Lisa Unger’s books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide and have sold millions of copies.” Weymouth added, “We are delighted to also welcome special guest former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio for a dialogue with the author.” Admission to the Cultural Encounter is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. For information contact TBBCA at 813-221-2787, and to reserve “tickets”, please visit http://thedali.org/event/ink-bone-book-signing-lisa-unger/
Dalí Museum Marketing Director, Kathy Greif, noted “We’re proud to reach beyond museum tradition and invite visitors to programs that reflect on the human experience. Partnering with the TBBCA for events like this allow us to reach our goal of being an active resource for our community and the world at large.” The Dalí is the epicenter of St. Petersburg culture, attracting international attention and welcoming as many as 400,000 visitors annually including guests from over 40 countries. In addition to The Dalí’s permanent collection of the Surrealist master’s works and special exhibitions featuring other notable artists, the Museum offers a multitude of programs for adults and kids including lectures, films, performances and more alongside special programming throughout the year.
About Lisa Unger
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of fourteen novels, including her new thriller INK AND BONE (Jun 7, 2016). Critics agree that she is at the top of her game in her latest release CRAZY LOVE YOU – a creepy and complex tale of obsession, addiction, and more, which The Washington Post calls a “sinister thriller.” Never one to play it safe, Unger pushes the boundaries and “scores another bull’s eye” says Kirkus. Additional accolades include selections as a Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Book, International Thriller Writers Finalist for Best Novel, France’s Prix Polar International Best Book Finalist, Silver Falchion Award Winner for Best Book, Florida Book Award Winner, Bookspan International Book of the Month, Target Emerging Author, Indie Next Book of the Month, Best Book of the Year (Sun Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Suspense Magazine, and Amazon).
Unger’s books have been named top picks by the NBC Today show, CBS Good Morning America, Walmart Book Club, Harper’s Bazaar, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Publishers Weekly, Washington Life, New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly and more. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine.
Unger also serves as Literary Arts judge for TBBCA Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program.
TBBCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1989, one of 11 national “Business Committees for the Arts,” part of the pARTnership Movement and Private Sector Network of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA’s mission is to unite area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community with the philosophy that “the arts are good for business and business is good for the arts.” TBBCA programs, including Cultural Encounters, are made possible by generous donations and the support of TBBCA pARTners, including Chair’s Circle pARTners Premier Eye Care, The Dali, Stephen Gay & Associates, Realtors; Linda and Michael Connelly; The Beaux-Arts Group; B2 Communications; The Wilson Company; The Tampa Bay Times/tbt*; Tampa Bay Magazine; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; MedHOK, Inc.; Alex McKnight Archival Images, and all TBBCA pARTners and supporters. To join the pARTnership movement go to www.tbbca.org.
About The Dalí
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.
The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it was listed by AOL Travel News as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime.”
The Dalí Museum is located at One Dali Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767 or visit TheDali.org.