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Literacy Council of Buncombe County
31 College Place , B-221
Asheville , NC   28801
828-254-3442, ext. 206

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The Literacy Council of Buncombe County, a non-profit organization accredited by ProLIteracy America and serving the community since 1987, helps adults improve reading, writing, math, and English language skills through individual and small group instruction by trained volunteers.   Students gain self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency to transform their lives as individuals, parents, employees, and citizens.


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Press Releases

June 2, 2012

Title: Internationally Recognized and Multiple #1 NY Times Best-Selling Author to Promote Literacy in Buncombe County

June 1,2011

Title: Local Ties Inspire NY Times Best-Selling Author to Promote Literacy in Buncombe County. Ron Rash featured at Authors for Literacy Event

September 15, 2009

Title:   Asheville resident and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Kostova will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Carolina Day School. .

July 1, 2010

Title:  Author of Three NY Times Best-Sellers Promotes Literacy in Asheville John Hart to Read at Authors for Literacy Event.

May 6, 2010

Title:   The Literacy Council of Buncombe County Hosts 20th Annual Spelling Bee on May 27, 2010.

  July 9, 2009

Title:   The Literacy Council of Buncombe County Hosts Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction.   Meet Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author, as she shares “The Writer’s Experience” and reads excerpts from her books.

May 1, 2009

Title:   Readers are Leaders:   Ribbon-Cutting to celebrate new offices for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County

August 19, 2008

Title:   New York Times Best Selling Author Elizabeth Kostova Promotes Literacy in Asheville with Fundraising Event

July 18, 2008

Title:   Calling all book lovers:   Add The Historian to your summer reading list and support literacy in Asheville

  April 7, 2008

Title:   Literacy and Voting

  June 28, 2006

Title:   Literacy Council tutor and student volunteer together at medical clinic

August 3, 2005

Title:   September is International Literacy Month



September 6, 2012
Biltmore Beacon
Title: "Sweet Potato Queen" helps raise literacy fundsPDF link

August, 2012
Asheville Scene
Title: Questions for "Sweet Potato Queen" authorPDF link

August, 2012
The Laurel
Title: Authors for Literacy Dinner August 24 PDF link

July 23, 2012
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Jill Conner Browne to speak at Asheville Literacy event PDF link

August 21, 2011
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Rash's new book of poems stands out PDF link

August 18, 2011
The Biltmore Beacon
Title: Author to promote literacy in Buncombe PDF link

August, 2011
The Laurel
Title: Best-Selliing Author to Keynote Literacy Council Event August 26 PDF link

August, 2011
Rapid River Magazine
Title: A Painter's Quest to Become an American Artist PDF link

June 5, 2011
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Rash keynote speaker at Literacy fundraiser PDF link

May 30 2011
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Chamber Challenge Team Profile: Literacy Council of Buncombe County PDF link

May 18 2011
Mountain Xpress
Title: The writing on the wall
Volunteer tutors critical to offset school budget cuts PDF link

November 8, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Family literacy program gets $25K PDF link

October 3, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Lover of Reading: Best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova gives literacy and reading a boost here PDF link

August 20, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: King of Thrillers, NC novelist John Hart headlines Buncombe Literacy Council dinner PDF link

August 2010
The Laurel
Title: NY Times Best-selling Author John Hart to Promote Literacy

August 2010
WNC Magazine
Title:Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

July 2, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title:Best-selling NC writer John Hart to help promote Buncombe literacy PDF link

May 18, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: Chamber Challenge Team Profile

 March 10, 2010
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title: A better life through tutoring: English class volunteers help adults be better parents, workers

  September 1, 2009
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title:   Adult Literacy Awareness month begins

August 23, 2009
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title:   Soul mates for ‘Elephants:’ Asheville resident, author Sara Gruen talks about loving animals  

  August 3, 2009
Asheville Citizen-Times
Title:   Author Sara Gruen at Literacy Council dinner

May 2009
The Laurel
Title:   Spotlight On:   Literacy Council of Buncombe County, page 1  , page 2