Time: August 24, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Website or Map: http://www.litcouncil.com/eve…
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Literacy Council of Buncombe Co.
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2012
Multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author Jill Conner Browne will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s annual fundraiser, the Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction presented WLOS/WMYA on August 24.
Jill Conner Browne has written nine Sweet Potato Queens® books and has created a global phenomenon with 6,200 chapter groups in 37 countries. Her philosophy and world-view is recounted through the rollicking, raucous and riotously funny Sweet Potato Queen tomes. Women and smart men understand that the bawdy, sassy, down-to-earth humor is simply the vehicle by which the greater message is conveyed, a message of self-reliance and empowerment, inspiring all to do what makes their hearts sing. Her latest book, Fat Is The New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts of) Life, was released in March 2012.
The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction evening will feature Jill Conner Browne’s highly motivating and hilarious account of how she came to be the Boss Queen of the Sweet Potato Queens. The evening will open with a cocktail hour 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, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner, Browne’s lively presentation, and a book signing.
All proceeds will benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. The Literacy Council’s mission is to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through one-on-one and small group instruction by trained volunteers.. Literacy Council students comprise a diverse group in terms of educational background, socio-economic status, age, and learning styles. Some are challenged by learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and others are learning the English language for the first time. Regardless of the reason why these individuals are non-readers, their most common goals are to improve their job prospects and help their children in school. The Literacy Council matches students with highly trained volunteer tutors who work with students to reach their literacy goals.
The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction will be held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Fri., Aug. 24 from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the general public beginning June 8 for $75.00. Call Jonathan Hettrick at 828-254-3442 x204 or visit www.litcouncil.com for more information, to RSVP, and to preview auction items.