Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction tickets include:
* a cocktail hour silent auction;
* a three course dinner;
* beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages;
* James Patterson’s keynote presentation; and
* a book signing with James Patterson.
Ticket sales open to the public. Call Brantlee at (828) 254-3442 x206 to purchase tickets by credit card over the phone. Here is the registration form.
The Literacy Council of Buncombe County announces its featured author for
the 7th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction
James Patterson to keynote
2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction
September 5, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
The Authors for Literacy auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and excursions in Asheville and beyond. The evening will also include a live auction opportunity to support the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s programs.
Click here to learn more about James Patterson’s national youth literacy initiative, readkiddoread.
Here is some of the local news coverage of this event so far:
Author James Patterson has made a donation of $500 to the Literacy Council of Buncombe County in preparation for his engagement as the keynote speaker for the organization’s Sept. 5 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction. He challenges the WNC community to join him in supporting the critical work of the Literacy Council. The first 30 individuals to match his donation with a $500 gift to the Literacy Council will receive two tickets to the event, as well as two tickets to a private reception with Patterson, where he will answer donors’ questions, inscribe books, and take photos with guests.
The private reception will include beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres and will take place in a reception area at the Renaissance with views of downtown Asheville and the mountains beyond. Mr. Patterson will spend one-on-one time taking pictures and answering questions with the 60 challenge gift ticket holders.
These private reception guests may preview the silent auction before other event guests arrive, with the option of proxy bidding while they meet Mr. Patterson. The silent auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and priceless opportunities to enjoy excursions in Asheville and beyond. Following the cocktail hour, all event guests will enjoy a three-course dinner. James Patterson will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books.
Tickets are going fast so call today to ensure a spot at the private reception with the world’s bestselling author.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. The Literacy Council of Buncombe County is qualified as a
charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The amount of the contribution which is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by theLiteracy Council of Buncombe County. The tax-deductible portion of an Authors for Literacy ticket purchase is $40 per ticket.