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 have ended. (Monday November 19, 2018, 4pm)

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


Jesse Kitt Photography




Sarah Coury, Horticulture Staff, The North Carolina Arboretum

Stay in the loop

Keep up with event updates, auction item previews, videos of the speakers, and more on the Literacy Council’s blog.

Many thanks to our incredible auction donors!

A Stitch in Time
ACT & Bone & Broth
Alexander & Lehnert
Alice Lentz
Alison Webb
Alleman Law Firm
Amolia Willowsong
Andrea Rich
Ann Marie Behling
Archtype Brewery
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Cleaners
Asheville Mulch Yard
Asheville Pizza & Brewing
Asheville Symphony
Atlanta Personal Property Appraisers
Autobell Car Wash
Bahsert Designs
Baked Pie Company
Barbara Gerber
Barbara Swell
Biltmore Estate
Buncombe Partnership for Children
Captain’s Bookshelf
Carolina Panthers
Caroline Manheimer
Carolyn Termini
Chestnut/Corner Kitchen
Colorful Palate
E Janow Pottery
Fibervisions – Joanna White
Flatiron Writers Room
Florrie Funk
Gan Shan
Geraldine’s Bakery
Graceful Designs
Janice Maddox
Jason Green
Jewels That Dance
Karen Donatelli Bakery & Café
Katie Winchell
Lake Logan Episcopal Center
LCBC Board
LCBC Staff
Leolon McLeod
Lisa Murphy
Mark Gardner 
Marshall Fisher
Martha Ward Madden Design
Mary Costello
Metro Wines
Mike Sena
Miya Gallery
Pamella O’Connor/Hanji Home
Phil DeAngelo
Plastic Surgery Center
Portfolio Metal Works – Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle
Short Street Cakes
Siren Studios
Spa Flourish
Stephen Forbes-de-Soule
Still Point Wellness
The Hop Ice Cream
Thomas Fallon/Seaglass Fine Art
Timmer Designs
UNC Athletics
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant
W Dudley Culp
Washburn’s General Store