Registration Information

You may register for up to THREE events for Reader Weekend. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited so please register as soon as you can to ensure your spot. Click here to register online.

Available events include:

  • $75 for the Welcome Dinner on Friday evening with music, food and drinks.
  • $50 for a day trip to Newport on Saturday from approx. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Newport, RI. You will be dropped off near the waterfront area in Newport to shop, have lunch and explore. Transportation provided by motor coach. Lunch is on your own in Newport.
  • $75 for a day trip on Block Island on Saturday from approx. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will take you to the ferry landing by motor coach and you’ll board the ferry to Block Island to explore the island and see the spots that inspired Marie’s Gansett Island Series. Transportation provided by motor coach and ferry. Lunch is on your own.
  • $75 for the Dinner, Q&A with Marie and Book Signing on Saturday night from 6:30-9 p.m. including food, drinks and the chance to purchase books and Marie Force merchandise.

If you are registering multiple people, make sure to create a NEW registration record for EACH PERSON. Don’t complete a duplicate registration for yourself. 

Registrations must be received by July 1, 2024. Walk-in registrations the weekend of the event may not be accepted. If you have any questions about registration, please contact

Registration Payments
All registration payments are due at the time of registration. If your payment is pending or there is a balance due, payment must be received within 3 business days.

Registration Cancellations
All registration cancellations must be made in writing to and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Refund Payment Policy
Please note any refunds will be processed by our payment processor PayPal even if you paid by a credit card when registering. Once a refund is confirmed by Reader Weekend staff, you will receive an email from PayPal with information on how to transfer the funds to your current PayPal account or how to set up a PayPal account to access your refund. If you prefer to have your refund completed by check, please let use know when requesting your cancelation. Because we use PayPal as our payment processor, we are not able to directly refund back to the credit card you used.


As a participant in the Reader Weekend, you agree to and understand the following:

You knowingly and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for your participation and hereby release and hold harmless Marie Force, HTJB, Inc. and their officers, officials, agents and/or employees (the “Organizers”) from any and all liabilities arising from the Reader Weekend.

The Organizers reserve the right to cancel the Reader Weekend and/or any of its components or events for any reason at any time.

If, due to inclement weather, mechanical difficulties, or other problems beyond the Organizers’ control, the Saturday daytrips are not operational or feasible on the scheduled day, the Organizers will not be responsible for refund of any portion of the registration fees or any related costs because of upfront expenses that will not be refunded to the Organizers. The Organizers will not be responsible for any personal costs or expenses incurred in relation to the Weekend including airline tickets, hotels, or other related expenses associated with the Weekend.