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2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction

Septmember 5, 2014, 6pm

james pattersonThe featured author for the 2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction will be James Patterson. Click on the image to the left to go to our dedicated Authors for Literacy webpage, which includes information about how to buy tickets.





Augustine Project® Summer Training

Tutor one child. Change two lives- that is the tag line for the Augustine Project®. But it is an understatement.

Yes, a student’s life is changed because reading will open up so many doors. Yes, the tutor’s life is also changed because helping another person to read is a priceless experience. The tag line, however, does not mention the number of people who will be touched by that literate child throughout his or her lifetime.jesus literacy

Eventually, children who love to read succeed in school and become a high school graduates. They are self-confident. They serve as a role model for their friends at school, sisters, brothers, cousins and other family members.

A literate child, as a young adult, becomes employed or further educated and learns skills that benefit local economy and culture rather than draining resources.

That financially stable and poised young adult will form healthy relationships that lead, possibly, to parenthood.  A literate parent will read to children and help them with homework. The cycle of success continues in future generations.

The dates for the next Augustine training are set and the location is secured. All we need now is you! Become an Augustine Tutor!

The mission of the Augustine Literacy Project® is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long term, 1-to-1 instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System® materials.

Please consider attending training at ArtSpace Charter School on June 23rd through July 4th Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 4:00. Contact Lily at 828-254-3442 or to learn more.

Volunteer Tutor Orientation and Training Schedule

Download a PDF file showing dates and time for tutor orientation sessions and tutor training classes for Adult Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).   Classes fill up fast.   Schedule your seat today via e-mail to or by calling 828-254-3442, ext 204.  

Tutor Orientation and Training Schedule


Events Archives

2014 Spelling Bee, "Bee in Harmony"

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Winner: Malaprops team Triceraprops


2013 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Charles Frazier

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Brian Lee Knopp on the left, who interviewed Charles; Charles Frazier on the right

Click here to listen to Charles Frazier on the 8/3/13 episode of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me.


2013 Spelling Bee, "Bring it to the Bee"

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Click here to read a full recap of the event written by Megan Northcote.

Winner: Warren Wilson Diadasias


2012 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Jill Conner Browne
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The staff with Jill Conner Browne


2010 Spelling Bee: Who wants to be a Spellionaire?
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Winner: Givens Estates Golden Spelers


2011 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Ron Rash

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2010 Spelling Bee Renovation.

May 2010 marked the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 20th annual Spelling Bee Spellebration. We aspired for the Spelling Bee to be successful for another 20 years and therefore took a one-year hiatus for event development.

2010 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring John Hart

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2010 Spelling Bee

Winner: The Spellbinders



2009 Author’s for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction featuring Sara Gruen

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2008, 1st Annual, Authors for Literacy – An Evening in Eastern Europe