Dolly Parton and James Patterson Team Up with Powell's for a Virtual Event

The two megawatt stars will promote their new jointly written book at this tickets-only online event.

By Fiona McCann February 17, 2022

America may be a divided nation, but surely we can all agree on one thing: Dolly Parton can do no wrong. The country singer with the big wigs and big heart, famous for eternal hits like "9 to 5" and "Jolene," plus playing her nails like a musical instrument, funding a COVID-19 vaccine, and generally being the best human, is now collaborating with mystery/thriller machine James Patterson on a new book and–gasp–with Portland's own Powell’s Books on a virtual event to tell us all about it!

The event, scheduled for March 6, will be a tickets-only affair, but a preorder of the new book, Run, Rose, Run ($30) will automatically register you for the YouTube event. The book is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter which publisher Little, Brown claims is “glittering with danger and desire.” Which, who cares? You had us at Dolly Parton, honestly.

Herewith, the deets: preorder a copy of Run, Rose, Run and you’ll get a link to the virtual event two days prior. It’s that easy.

And though it’s not,  alas, a live event, my coworker, arts editor Conner Reed, points out that to have the country queen acknowledge Oregon on more than just that one song about Eugene is a win, however you slice it.

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