Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction 2017

Ann PatchettNew York Times bestselling author
Ann Patchett
to keynote the Literacy Council’s 10th Annual
Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

Friday October 13, 2017 
6-9:00 p.m. | Renaissance Asheville Hotel

As of Monday, Oct. 9, this event is sold out. Thank you for your support!

Ann Patchett is the author of seven bestselling novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She has written three books of nonfiction: Truth & BeautyWhat Now?, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

Her novel Bel Canto is based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima Crisis) of 1996–1997. The novel has been adapted into an opera and is in production for a film adaptation starring Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, and Christopher Lambert.

About the event

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction 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. Our featured author will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Book sales will be managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café. General admission tickets are $75.

Event guests may upgrade tickets in order to attend a VIP reception with the author. This reception will include the opportunity to spend one-on-one time taking pictures and talking with the keynote and emcee, as well as enjoy hors d’oeuvres overlooking downtown Asheville. VIP passes cost $500 and include two general admission tickets, as well as tickets to the VIP reception.

This event is sponsored by 







[Tickets sales are CLOSED for Authors for Literacy!! Thank you for your support! We are SOLD OUT!]

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Thank you to our event partners

Biltmore Wines 

 Jesse Kitt Photography




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