kim seversonKim Severson, Atlanta Bureau Chief for The New York Times, is one of the special guests who will speak at this year's fundraiser.
For the past five years, the Orange County Literacy Council's fundraiser Writers for Readers has brought big names from the writing world to the town of Chapel Hill for a gala and luncheon. This year, Writers for Readers will still have all of the elements you love, but this time with an evening backdrop.
OCLC is proud to announce that David Hartman, the original host of Good Morning America, will emcee the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill's Great Room on Tuesday, Feb. 26 with Wyndham Robertson as honorary host. The evening event will feature three guest authors, including Clyde Edgerton, author of Night Train and The Bible Salesman; Randall Kenan, author of A Visitation of Spirits and The New York Times Notable Book of the Year Let the Dead Bury Their Dead; and Kim Severson, the Atlanta Bureau Chief for The New York Times as well as author of Cookfight. These writers will discuss their work as well as the importance of continuing to promote literacy in the community.
Tickets for the event are $75, and VIP tickets, which include a special reception preceding the main event at 6 p.m., are available for $125 each or $200 for two.
All proceeds from the event will go to OCLC, a community-based organization that seeks to make literacy available to all. The council provides free, individualized literacy instruction to anyone living or working in Orange County. To purchase tickets, click here.