Meet best-selling authors, sample local delicacies and support TCCL’s literacy program
You are invited to spend an evening with three best-selling and award-winning authors, enjoy delicious food, and, best of all, support TCCL’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.
As part of National Literacy Awareness Month, TCCL and the Tulsa Library Trust present “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites” Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. Individual tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling 918-549-7494.
Supporters will enjoy a relaxing evening in the library with local food, wine and refreshments while listening to authors Ally Carter, Sasha Martin and Beatriz Williams.
CARTER IS A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF MULTIPLE YOUNG ADULT SERIES INCLUDING GALLAGHER GIRLS, HEIST SOCIETY AND EMBASSY ROW. CARTER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN OKLAHOMA AND ATTENDED OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY AND CORNELL UNIVERSITY. HER BOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES. HER NEWEST NOVEL, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, IS HER FIRST STAND-ALONE NOVEL.
MARTIN IS AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND BLOGGER WHO SPENT ALMOST FOUR YEARS COOKING HER WAY AROUND THE WORLD. HER WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED ON NPR (TRAVEL WITH RICK STEVES), WHOLE LIVING, BON APPETIT, THE SMITHSONIAN, THE HUFFINGTON POST, CNNGO AND FOOD52. HER WEBSITE, GLOBAL TABLE ADVENTURE, IS A GO-TO HUB FOR FOODIES AROUND THE WORLD. HER MEMOIR, LIFE FROM SCRATCH: A MEMOIR OF FOOD, FAMILY AND FORGIVENESS, WAS PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IN 2015.
WILLIAMS IS THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF A HUNDRED SUMMERS, THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT, ALONG THE INFINITE SEA, A CERTAIN AGE AND THE SUMMER WIVES, TO BE RELEASED IN JULY 2018. A GRADUATE OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY WITH AN MBA IN FINANCE FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, WILLIAMS WORKED AS A COMMUNICATIONS AND CORPORATE STRATEGY CONSULTANT BEFORE SHE TURNED HER ATTENTION TO WRITING NOVELS THAT COMBINE HER PASSION FOR HISTORY WITH AN OBSESSIVE DEVOTION TO VOICE AND CHARACTERIZATION. HER BOOKS HAVE WON NUMEROUS AWARDS, HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO MORE THAN A DOZEN LANGUAGES, AND APPEAR REGULARLY IN BEST-SELLER LISTS AROUND THE WORLD.
“Chapters” is sponsored by Tulsa Library Trust, Charles and Marion Weber Foundation, TulsaPeople Magazine, Jana Ecrette, The Gelvin Foundation, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Mariner Consulting,Ruth K. Nelson, Dr. Bernard and Marcy Robinowitz, Larry and Le Akers, Larry and Cheryl Chambers, Dr. Bruce and Beverly Dieterlen, Jim and Ros Elder, Mike and Terry Fenner, James and Sally Frasier, Earl and Janie Funk, Douglas and Elisabeth Harrington, Jeff and Cindi Hemm, Barry Hensley and Terry Baxter, Curtis and Margaret Holdridge, Barbara Mayes, Bill and Lynn Peacher, Al and Lacy Whitehead, Brenda Barnes, Mary Kent, Glenda Kilmer, Robert J. LaFortune, Donna Redyke, Cindy Rothenbucher, Betty Simpson, Melinda Stanford, Sue Stees, Bob Stewart, and Jan Swafford.
Appetizers, wine and dessert is provided by Biga, Bodean Seafood Restaurant French Hen, KEO Asian Cuisine Mondo’s, Oklahoma Joe’s, Oliveto Italian Bistro Panera Bread, Pepper’s Grill, Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits, Starbucks Central Library, Sweet Devotion Cakery, Toni’s Flowers and Gifts, and Yokozuna.
The mission of the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service is to promote literacy through adult basic and English language instruction. Volunteers are trained to teach adult learners who want to improve their reading and/or English skills. The volunteers attend a 10-hour training workshop and commit to work in the program for one year. Tutors are then matched with an adult learner and they work together at least once week for one hour at a public place that is mutually convenient (usually a library.) Today, the program matches approximately 150 students with approximately 120 volunteer tutors.
Authors’ books will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the literacy service. Call 918-549-7494 for more information or to make a reservation.
Tulsa Library Trust
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