To learn to read is to light a fire;
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To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo Please join Literacy Action in celebrating 40 years of igniting change through education. In today’s highly technical world, literacy means so much more than it did when Literacy Action was founded in 1968. However, at its core, literacy is about access to information and the power of communication. Join a distinguished panel of writers as they discuss their views on the value and meaning of literacy in the 21st Century. The Writers for Readers panel is comprised of: • Stacey Abrams, State Representative and author of romantic suspense novels • Maggie Edson, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play “Wit” • Terry Kay, award-winning novelist and screenwriter • Ferrol Sams, best-selling novelist and author of 8 books • Maria Saporta, columnist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Valerie Jackson, host of NPR’s “Between the Lines,” will moderate our author panel. WSB-TV news anchor John Pruitt will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Silent Auction Silent auction items include signed copies of best-selling books by authors such as Pat Conroy, Bill Cosby, Alex Haley, Dallas Hudgens, Anne Rice, Anne Rivers Siddons, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty and many more. Literacy Action, Inc. 40th Anniversary Luncheon 11:30 am Book Signing and Silent Auction 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm Lunch and Program September 18th, 2008 Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Business attire HonorAry cHAirS Ms. Lisa Borders Ms. Ann Cramer event And HoSt committee Karen E. Bennett Pam and Cy Malone Esther Campi and Sri Venkat Christopher S. Miller, Ph.D. Mary Virginia and Peter Coffman Jo Ann Mustian Cecil and Amy Conlee Ann Pequigney Ada Lee and Pete Correll Susan and David Peterson Emily Ellison and Chuck Perry Margaret and Robert Reiser Mary D. Gellerstedt Debby Ruth Georgia-Pacific Foundation Cary and Herron Weems Vicki and William Gordon Sheila Weidman-Farley and Dana Halberg, Larry Pless Ed Farley and Family Sue Weiland Laura Hardy Brooke T. and Winston Weinmann Bobbi and Charlie Hurt Carolyn and Andrew Young Literacy Action 40th Anniversary Luncheon click Here to regiSter online RSVP Form I would like to participate in the Writers for Readers luncheon at the following level: _____ Tickets ($125 each) Host Committee member ($500 - includes 2 event tickets) Table Host ($1,000 – includes 8 event tickets) I will not be able to attend this event, but enclosed is my tax deductible donation For Host Committee members and Table Hosts, please list name(s) or company name as you would like it to appear in the event program. Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Telephone ___________________________ E-mail ____________________________ Check enclosed for amount $ ______________ Make checks Payable to Literacy Action, Inc Please charge my credit card in the amount of $ _________________ Visa AmEx MC Card Number ___________________________________________________________ Exp. Date _____________________________ Security Code ___________________ Name on Card ___________________________________________________________ Card Holder Signature ____________________________________________________ Today’s Date ___________________________ Mail RSVP form and method of payment to: Writers for Readers, Literacy Action, Inc. 100 Edgewood Avenue, Ste 650, click Here to regiSter online Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Please RSVP by September 10th For corporate sponsor details or more information, please contact the Literacy Action development department 404-818-7325 or visit www.literacyaction.org.