Author Events

Robert Rebein Writing Workshop

Watermark Books & Cafe will host a memoir writing workshop with Robert Rebein from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, prior to his author talk and signing of Headlights on the Prairie at 6:00 p.m. 

Participants must purchase Headlights on the Prairie to be enrolled in the workshop. Call Watermark Books & Cafe to enroll - 316.682.1181.

Local Literary Festival - March 2016

Watermark Books & Cafe will host local authors Ruby Tobey, Kathleen Timmermans, KT Hanna, and Cambro on Saturday, March 12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  

RUBY TOBEY's Thoughts and Prayers from the Scribbles and Sketches is a collection of Tobey's drawings and thoughts. The collection is beautifully illustrated and perfect for daily meditations and prayer.

Ally Carter

Watermark Books & Cafe willl host author Ally Carter for an event on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2:00 p.m. 

Carter is the author of See How They Run, the second in the Embassy Row series, set to come out on Dec. 22. A signed copy of Carter's book is available from Watermark Books exclusively. Visit for more details. 

Local Literary Festival - Oct 2015

Watermark Books & Cafe will host 10 authors for a signing on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Authors include J.R. Boles, June Dirks, Gretchen Eick, K.T. Hanna, Alveno McPhaul, Mike Klaassen, Dennis, Maley, Stephen McCue, Ronda Welsby, and A.C. Williams. 

Authors will be present at Watermark Books & Cafe to discuss their writing processes and their books in a reader-friendly environment. Their books will be available for purchase as well. 

Aaron Barnhart

Watermark Books & Cafe will host young adult writer Aaron Barnhart for a reading and signing of his historical fiction book Firebrand on Saturday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. 

August Bondi was 14 years old when he was pulled into the revolutions roiling Europe in 1848. Eight years later, he was in Kansas fighting slavery alongside John Brown. Based on actual events and adapted from Lloyd Alexander’s 1958 novel Border Hawk, Aaron Barnhart has reimagined the amazing life of August Bondi, a Jewish freedom fighter and outstanding Kansan.

Ree Drummond


Watermark Books & Cafe is pleased to welcome Ree Drummond to Wichita! We'll be hosting her presentation and book signing at The Forum Theatre (147 S. Hillside) on Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

In her newest book, The Pioneer Woman--accidental ranch wife and #1 "New York Times"--bestselling author Drummond--shares even more of her satisfying and delicious country cooking, with recipes sure to please the whole family, from meat-loving cowboys to finicky young ranch hands. And with widely available ingredients and step-by-step photos of each recipe, she makes it easy to cook new favorites.

Here are the signing guidelines:

  • Those wanting to see the presentation and have books signed will need to pick up a free signing number (available beginning March 13th when the new book comes out) at Watermark Books & Cafe (4701 E. Douglas).
  • The first 500 signing ticket number holders will get seats in the auditorium until 5:45 p.m., after that time, the next signing number holders in the overflow section will be allowed to take unclaimed seats.
  • You don't have to have an actual seat to get a book signed. When the auditorium is full, we will have an overflow section for anyone who wants to get in line. After the overflow section is full, the line will have to move outside to the sidewalk.
  • Books may be brought from home. There's no limit to the number of books Ree will sign.

To pre-order the book, click on the "add to cart" button below. If you have questions about the signing numbers, call Watermark Books & Cafe at (316) 682-1181.


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