‘The Glass Castle’ author comes to Tulsa
Author Jeannette Walls will be the guest speaker at Tulsa County Medical Society’s Jan. 18 fundraiser.
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Author Jeannette Walls, whose 2005 bestselling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” tells her personal recount of growing up in a nomadic, often homeless family, will be the guest speaker at Tulsa County Medical Society’s Jan. 18 fundraiser.
“The Glass Castle” spent 261 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, has sold more than 2.7 million copies and was translated into 22 languages. It opened this past August as a movie starring Brie Larson.
Wall’s appearance at the dinner replaces TCMS’s previous fundraiser, Art RX, says Kim Morris, program manager of Project Tulsa Charitable Medical Services, a service of the Tulsa County Medical Society Foundation.
Project TCMS provides non-emergent medical specialty care in a traditional clinic or hospital setting to uninsured, low-income adults residing in Tulsa County. All care is donated by volunteers in the medical community. Morris says Walls’ experience growing up in poverty with many basic needs unmet “relates to the people we serve through our program.”
“An Evening with Jeannette Walls”
6 p.m. Bond Event Center, 608 E. Third St. $200, tickets; $2,500-$25,000, sponsorships. Benefits Project TCMS. Call 918-743-6184 or visit tcmsok.org.