Wordplay 2021: Dean Koontz and James Lee Burke

Wordplay Kickoff with Dean Koontz and James Lee Burke in Conversation

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.

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Dean Koontz (The Other Emily) and James Lee Burke (A Private Cathedral) together, at last! Two of the most prolific, bestselling, well-known writers in the country will be in conversation for the first time ever. Help us kick-off Wordplay with this historic event. This event is moderated by Britt Udesen. 

Note: Enhanced ticket buyers can join this event live on April 30, 7 p.m. CST and participate in the Q&A. The general public will be able to watch the recording on May 2, 7 p.m. CST.

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If this event is sold out, you will be able to watch the overflow stream on the Loft's YouTube and Facebook channels.