“Warm Up With a Good Book” at Literacy’s Book & Author Dinner January 29

Dave Stablin and Mick Klein of Towers Watson, the presenting sponsor of the 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner, are pictured with the Book & Author committee at Safari Texas. Front Row (L to R): Co-Chair Gail Neese, Dave Stablin of Towers Watson, Mick Klein of Towers Watson and Co-Chair Becky Pruett; Middle Row (L to R): Kathryn Lilly, Jolene Maurer and Lauren Dante; Back Row (L to R): Brenda Bowman, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Mary Brewster, Abby Grobe and Yvonne Jackson.

Warm Up With a Good Book at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County’s 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner on January 29, at Safari Texas. Just as the winter months are becoming unbearably cold and chilling, discovering a new book will warm your heart.

As one of the signature events of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Book & Author allows guests the opportunity to mingle with and purchase books by their favorite authors. Attendees have the privilege of listening to all of the authors introduce themselves and their books. In addition, speaking authors will share an in-depth look at their book(s) as guests enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Safari Texas. Following dinner, guests may continue to purchase autographed books from the featured authors.

Author highlights for this year’s event include Chitra Divakaruni, author of One Amazing Thing and Lester Smith, author of You Gotta Dance Like No One’s Watching. These two diverse authors will enlighten the audience with highlights from their books and personal stories. In addition to Divakaruni and Smith, authors attending include Kristin Finan, Food Lover’s Houston; Ron Franscell, The Deadline; Karleen Koen, Before Versailles; DiAnn Mills, Pursuit of Justice; Kyle & Jennifer Solak, Goodnight Houston; Rodney Walther, Broken Laces and William C. Welch, Perennial Garden Color.

Every year, the Literacy Council’s Book & Author Dinner brings together readers and writers for a unique event. This year’s theme, Warm Up With a Good Book hopes to highlight a love for literacy and the warmth that it brings to the soul. Through the county’s participation in the event, the Literacy Council is able to help determined adults change their lives by improving their reading, writing and conversation skills.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event and they range in price from $5,000 to $250. Sponsor benefits include choice of author and their guest at your reserved table, special recognition on the Literacy Council’s website, in the event program and much more. Individual tickets to the event are $75. For tickets or sponsorship information, or to learn more about the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and the 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner, please call 281.240.8181 or visit our website, www.ftbendliteracy.org.

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