Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction 2018


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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver to keynote the Literacy Council’s 11th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday November 29, 2018
6:00-9:00 p.m. | Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center

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 for socially engaged fiction. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humainties 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.



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. Autographed books will be for sale. Book sales will be managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.


Please note: Ticket sales end Monday November 19, 2018.


This event is sponsored by 







For more information, contact LuAnn Arena at 828-254-3442 x206 or email:

Thank you to our event partners

Biltmore Wines


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