Tickets to author event disappear rapidly

Sep 14 2011 - 10:49pm


Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson

FARMINGTON -- Tickets for the event moved at a Justin Bieber pace. After 30 minutes, they were gone. Only standby tickets now remain, say officials.

The draw: Popular fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, author of the "Mistborn" series.

Sanderson will participate in a three- member panel to discuss the process of writing and publishing a book.

The "Talking Books" event is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Davis County South Branch Library, 725 S. Main St., Bountiful. In addition to New York Times best-selling author Sanderson, the panel consists of illustrator Mark Buehner and Deseret Book editor Lisa Magum.

"This is a one-time program for us," Davis County Library Assistant Director Jerry Meyer said of the event.

There is no cost to attend the discussion, Meyer said, but because of the high interest in the event, the library printed tickets for the discussion. At this time, all tickets have been distributed.

"There is a limit to how many we can fit in that auditorium," Meyer said of the 225-seat library auditorium where the panel discussion is to be held.

Davis County Librarian Rosalie Taylor said tickets for the event were distributed to library patrons last week and all tickets were gone within 30 minutes.

However, Taylor said, standby tickets for seating on the night of the event will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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