Warm Up With a Good Book at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County’s 12th Annual Book & Author Dinner on January 29, 2012 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 Jeff Abbott and Lester Smith. Jeff Abbott is an international-bestselling, award-winning author of thirteen mystery and suspense novels. His latest novel, Adrenaline, has been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America and was named one of the “Top Reads” for summer 2011. Lester Smith is more than an author; he is a survivor. His memoir, You Gotta Dance Like No One’s Watching, sums up Smith’s outlook on life. As a featured author at Barbara Bush’s Celebration of Reading 2011, Smith was the highlight of the event with his humorous and inspirational speech. In addition to Abbott and Smith, authors attending include Chitra Divakaruni, One Amazing Thing; Kristin Finan, Food Lover’s Houston; Ron Franscell, The Deadline; Karleen Koen, Before Versailles; DiAnn Mills, Pursuit of Justice; Kyle & Jennifer Solak, Goodnight Houston and Rodney Walther, Broken Laces.
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 $7,500 to $250. Sponsorship opportunities include choice of author and their guest at your reserved table, special recognition on the Literacy Council’s website, in the event invitation and in the event program, complimentary program advertisements 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.