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11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction

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11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction

Time: November 29, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center
Street: One Resort Drive
City/Town: Asheville
Website or Map: http://litcouncil.com/news-ev…
Phone: 828-254-3442 ext. 206
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Literacy Council of Buncombe Co.
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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on November 29, 2018.

 

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of nine bestselling works of fiction, including the novels, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible, as well as books of poetry, essays, and the influential nonfiction bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. She has won or been a finalist for major awards including the PEN/Faulkner, Pulitzer, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and—three times—the UK’s Orange Prize. She is founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. She lives with her husband on a farm in southern Appalachia.

 

Her latest release, UNSHELTERED, is meticulously researched and five years in the making. This timely novel looks between past and present to explore the human condition in times of great uncertainty.

 

“I’m interested in how people cope with shifting paradigms,” Kingsolver explains. “It struck me as fantastic territory for a novel. I wanted to compare the world of right now - which feels dangerous for a new set of reasons – with the late 1800’s when people also faced what looked like the end of their world.”

 

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Barbara Kingsolver will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction to include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and priceless opportunities to enjoy excursions in Asheville and beyond. Following the cocktail hour, event guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and presentation by a current Literacy Council student. Barbara Kingsolver will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Book sales will be managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

 

Event guests may upgrade tickets in order to attend a VIP reception with Barbara Kingsolver just prior to the event. This reception will include the opportunity to spend one-on-one time taking pictures and talking with the author, as well as enjoy hors d’oeuvres fireside in the picturesque Blue Ridge Room at the Crowne Plaza.

 

Proceeds from the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction will benefit the Literacy Council’s programs, which provide comprehensive literacy and English language skills to 350 students and 1,270 book recipients in Buncombe County annually. The Literacy Council gives opportunities to people who don’t believe they have a second chance to learn. Literacy and English language skills are tools that help people rise out of poverty and get better-paying jobs to support their families. Literacy allows parents to read to their children. Improved literacy skills benefit not only the struggling reader, but everyone in our community regardless of age, race, gender, or background.

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