Time to mark your calendar once again for the Spring for Literacy Luncheon, to benefit Chatham Literacy. This event will be on April 20 from 11am to 2pm, at the Governors Club.
This year, we are excited to have the best-selling, local author Lee Smith as our keynote speaker. Lee Smith has written seventeen works of fiction, and received numerous awards.
Lee Smith’s latest release and first nonfiction book, “Dimestore: A Writer’s Life,” tells her own heartwarming story, from growing up in the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia to becoming a writer and raising her own family in North Carolina. It has received glowing reviews in dozens of major publications, and “People Magazine” chose it as a Book of the Week.
Lee Smith is always a fascinating, funny, and joyful speaker. She also has years of experience in adult literacy education through her teaching at The Hindman Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky. “It was one of the most meaningful periods of my life,” she said. In fact, one of the essays in “Dimestore” is about those experiences, and Ms. Smith promises to share some of those stories.
The Spring for Literacy Luncheon is an important annual fundraising and awareness raising event for Chatham Literacy. Chatham Literacy provides free tutoring to adults in reading, writing, English for Speakers of Other Languages, workforce soft skills, and preparation for Citizenship and a GED.
This will be an entertaining event with delicious food. Tickets are $100 and available at chathamliteracy.org or 919-542-6424.