Kate Mulgrew Book Signing and Discussion

Kate Mulgrew at the Hotel Julien 

200 Main Street 

doors open 6pm / program at 7pm



Your book, purchased at River Lights, will include your ticket to the Book Signing Line.  The color on your ticket will correspond to your place in line - Red ticket holders will have their books signed first, then Blue, and  so forth.   The earlier the book is purchased, the better your place in line!

These tickets guarantee that you will have a place in line to have your books signed, however, this event is free and open to the public and seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.

Books with tickets are $28.00 plus tax. Discounts do not apply. No books/tickets will be reserved without prepayment. 

Books/tickets will be available for pick-up beginning April 14 to April 22 (we close at 6pm). Picking up your book before the event is required. We will not transport your book to the event.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. These will include a Signing Line Ticket.



Those attending without Signing Line Tickets may join in at the end of the line. 

We cannot guarantee that they will get to the signing table before the end of the event.



What if I lose my Signing Line Ticket?

If you have proof of purchase we will issue you a new ticket.

What if I purchased BORN WITH TEETH from another retailer?

You must purchase a Signing Line Ticket (which includes a copy of the book) for $28.00 plus tax from River Lights Bookstore in order to reserve your place in line and assure you will have your book signed. Without a ticket we cannot guarantee that you will get to the signing table before the end of the event.

Do I have to attend the event to get a signed book?

We have arranged to have Ms. Mulgrew sign a limited number of copies for those who cannot attend the event. Let us know if you would like to request one of these.

I have a disability or medical condition that prevents me from standing in line for long periods of time. What can I do?

Please notify us ahead of time by calling 563-556-4391 or emailing sue@riverlights.com. We are happy to accommodate your needs.

May a friend stand in line with me?

Yes, but just one.

How many books may I have signed?

You may purchase as many as you would like but we ask that you have just 2-4 books signed and then return to the end of the ticketed line for more.

May I take a photo of/with the author?

Yes! We will have a staff member there to take a photo with YOUR camera. You may lean in for a photo, but due to time constraints, posed photos aren’t possible.

Will the author write a dedication?

No personal messages will be inscribed, just your name (or one name of your choosing).

Will the author sign something other than the book?

Ms. Mulgrew will not sign photos or memorabilia.

May I give Ms. Mulgrew a gift?

No Gifts please.



Please follow these instructions to complete your online ticket purchase:

1. Click "Add to cart" below, then select your desired quantity.

2. In your Shopping Cart, double check your order and click "Checkout".

3. Check the "I would like to pick this order up at the store" box.  DO NOT check the "I will pay for this order at the store" box. Books must be paid for online to complete the ticket purchase. 

4. Enter your customer and payment information.  In the comments section, write that you will be attending the Kate Mulgrew event on April 22nd.

5. Click "Review order" and complete your sale. 


You will receive a confirmation email with and order number. This is not your ticket number. Your ticket will be assigned at the time of purchase and will be given to you when you pick up your book.




Event date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
200 Main Street
Hotel Julien Ballroom
Dubuque, IA 52001
Born with Teeth: A Memoir Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780316334310
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work. 
It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen. 
We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.