Press Release


Contact: Brenda Majors,
Executive Director


(Rogers, AR) …. Join us for an afternoon to remember as The Rogers Public Library Foundation and The Friends of the Rogers Public Library present acclaimed and New York Best Selling Author Eloisa James.

Event Details:

“Conversations with Eloisa James”
Saturday, September 22 – John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers, AR
Ballroom #9 and #10

Doors open at 4:00 PM.

Admission includes Eloisa’s latest book “Born to be Wilde” plus delicious and delectable pastries, sandwiches and tea.

Tickets $40 – Available now at the Rogers Public Library,
online at or on

Eloisa James is a Shakespeare professor at Fordham University, as well as a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance novels. Eloisa’s “double life” fascinates people. With degrees from Harvard, Oxford (M.Phil.) and Yale (Ph.D.), she’s an acknowledged expert on almost every era of literature, from the Elizabethan Era to modern pop culture reads. In that capacity, she speaks to a wide variety of audiences, whether it be in front of a classroom, to media, to academics as part of the plenary panel at the Shakespeare Association of America conference, or to fellow authors, booksellers, librarians and readers as the keynote address at the Romance Writers of America convention.

With such an extensive background in her field, is it any wonder that readers find her novels to be decadent pleasures? In fact, a reviewer from USA Today once divulged that she “found herself devouring” one of Eloisa’s books “like a dieter with a Hershey bar.” She has also published a bestselling memoir about the year her family lived in France, entitled Paris in Love, which garnered extensive critical acclaim. The Chicago Tribune hailed the book for having “a dry sense of wit” and “elegant sense of style.” Her academic work is published by Oxford University Press. Eloisa is the mother of two children and, in a twist that could be pulled straight from the pages of a popular romance, her husband is a genuine Italian knight!

Please join us for a delightful afternoon of a proper “High Tea” and great conversations and stories. Eloisa is sure to make this event a memorable and enjoyable occasion. So, wear your favorite hat or fascinator (if you like) and help us in supporting the Rogers Public Library.

The mission of the Rogers Public Library Foundation is to raise funds and build an endowment that enhances the Rogers Public Library’s ability to provide enriching programs and services. Please visit for additional information.