photo by David Lade

photo by David Lade

Detour Productions
events include Jacquée T. signing copies of her book Growing Up (the pain, the joy, the discoveries), and are usually combined with readings and other activities, like wine tastings, to inspire the romantic in all who attend.

The event venues have a romantic backdrop, and are hosted by establishments that add romance to people’s lives.

For example, a Detour event may be in a select wine shop, a select restaurant or clothing boutique, or an historical, classic-romantic lounge.

Each event includes a “twist” or theme in honor of the occasion.

People who attend Detour events not only enjoy Jacquée T.’s vivacious spirit and writings, but also are introduced to marvelous venues.

New: “A romantic” series, starting with A Romantic’s Perspective.

‘Detour’ upcoming events

Jacquée T. hosts
Wine & Poetry pairings

photo by Stella Tahrilova

… featuring her reading poetry from her book Growing Up to pair with select wines.

These are arranged in conjunction with wine shops, wine cafés, or restaurants that have an exceptional wine list. Schedules and locations vary.

Please return for an updated schedule, or sign up to be among the first to know.


(photo courtesy of  Stella Tahrilova)



—Jacquée T. and The Flat Cats presented “Music, Poetry & Champagne” at The Drake Hotel Palm Court, May 8, 2010.

—Jacquée T. hosted “A romantic’s wine reception” at 164 North, in Kankakee IL., April 10 2010

—Jacquée T. hosted a special Poetry Night at Limestone Coffee & Tea in Batavia Illinois, March 24 2010.

–”Jacqutoberfest” & The Flat Cats. featuring –”Swing Dance & ‘Pink Champagne’” at The Drake Hotel Palm Court,  October 24th, 2009.

–”Jacqutoberfest” and sparkling Rosé at the Pump Room, October 16th 2009.

–Pairing Wine & Poetry wine tasting, “Detour to ‘Forgotten Grapes’” at The House of Glunz, August 6th 2009.

–Jacquée T. was a guest on the Out n’ About radio show May 15th.

–Pairing Wine & Poetry  featuring “Edgy Feminine Wines” at The PoisonCup Wine&Art Boutique, 1128 West Armitage, Chicago.

–Poetry Night at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln, Chicago.

–Pairing “Wine & Poetry” featuring romantic wines at The House of Glunz wine shop, book signing 1206 North Wells, Chicago.

–”Roses for Mozart” book launching party and benefit for the Tree House Humane Society, in honor of Jacquée T.’s cat Mozart. Guests enjoyed live music, a poetry reading and book signing, and tastings of “wines from romantic countries” provided by the Wine Styles Belmont location.