Past Events

Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction.

Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction.

The Literacy Council’s largest annual event is the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction. This event features a presentation by a New York Times Best Selling Author, cocktail hour silent auction, three course dinner, and book signing. Taking place in late August/early September, approx. 300 people attend this elegant and exciting event annually. Featured authors have included:
  • Wiley Cash, 2016 – click here for more information
  • David Baldacci, 2015
  • James Patterson, 2014
  • Charles Frazier & Brian Lee Knopp, 2013
  • Jill Conner Browne, 2012
  • Ron Rash, 2011
  • John Hart, 2010
  • Sara Gruen, 2009
  • Elizabeth Kostova, 2008
Elizabeth Kostova

Elizabeth Kostova

2008
Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen

2009
John Hart

John Hart

2010
Ron Rash

Ron Rash

2011
Jill Conner Browne

Jill Conner Browne

2012
Charles Frazer

Charles Frazer

2013
Photo Credit Greg Martin
James Patterson

James Patterson

2014
photo credit David Burnett
David Baldacci

David Baldacci

2015

Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee

The Literacy Council’s spring fundraising event is the adult Spelling Bee. This isn’t your average spelling bee! It has a 25-year history in Asheville, and each year features a different theme. Teams of three adults each are fielded by local businesses, book clubs, media outlets, and neighborhoods. The competition is fierce, spirited and outrageous. Audience members cheer on their favorite teams and enjoy the show, complete with a comedian emcee. Prizes are awarded to all spellers and select audience members.
Event Spellingbee Winners
Event Spellingbee Team
Event Spellingbee David