Ruth Ware •

Sun, Jun 25, 2023 – 7:00 pm est

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106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

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Event and Book

Please join us for An Evening with Ruth Ware, on Sunday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House, where she will discuss her latest book, Zero Days. For tickets, please use the links above or call the City Opera House at 231-941-8082.

Ruth Ware, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, has been rightly called the “new Agatha Christie” (Air Mail) of our times. On June 25th, she’ll take the City Opera House stage to talk about Zero Days, her adrenaline-fueled thriller about a woman in a race against time to clear her name and find her husband’s murderer. To add to her horror, the police are closing in on their prime suspect—her. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and live music. 

General Admission: $20 plus ticket fee
Virtual Tickets: $14

Remember: All National Writers Series events serve our Raising Writers efforts! Your ticket purchase helps to fund classes, scholarships, workshops, and author masterclasses for students throughout northern Michigan.


Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is an international number No. 1 bestselling author. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10The Lying GameThe Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Turn of the Key, One by One and The It Girl have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and The New York Times. Optioned for both film and TV, her books have been published in more than 40 languages. She previously took the National Writers Series virtual series stage in September 2020 with guest host and bestselling author Megan Miranda. Ruth lives near the seaside resort of Brighton, England, with her family. Visit to find out more.

Guest Host | Eric Hines


Eric Hines, the station manager at WNMC, the community radio service of Northwestern Michigan College. frequently interviews NWS authors on his morning show.

Now he’ll take the City Opera House stage for an in-person interview with Ruth Ware! Eric was born and raised in Philadelphia and has degrees in English from Lafayette College and Rutgers University. He previously worked as a writer and editor for publications like AllMusic Guides, Food Quality magazine, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.


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Bay Books – Suttons Bay

Brilliant Books – Traverse City

Cottage Book Shop – Glen Arbor

Horizon Books – Traverse City

McLean & Eakin – Petoskey

Saturn Booksellers – Gaylord

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This activity is supported in part by the MICHIGAN ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

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