Reading Between the Wines is an entertaining evening benefitting Literacy for Life,
featuring NY Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.
November 7, 2016, Williamsburg, Virginia- Literacy for Life will be hosting its annual Reading Between the Wines fundraising event on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 6:00pm. The event will take place at the Williamsburg Winery (5800 Wessex Hundred) and will feature a selection of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and wines, silent and live auctions, and a presentation by NY Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. The event will also include the presentation of the fourth annual Community Partner Award to Charles Crone.
Attendees will hear from a Literacy for Life learner about how the program has changed his life-and his son's life as well. In addition, Frank will provide an entertaining presentation. Her first novel, Sullivans Island, debuted on the NY Times list at number nine, went back to press over twenty-five times, has well over one million copies in print and can be found in ten foreign languages. Her subsequent novels were all NY Times bestsellers and may also be found in various foreign languages. They include Plantation, Isle of Palms, Shem Creek, Pawleys Island, Full of Grace, Bulls Island, The Christmas Pearl and Land of Mango Sunsets, Lowcountry Summer, Return to Sullivans Island, Folly Beach, Porch Lights, and The Last Original Wife. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The College of Charleston and a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Bloomfield College. Ms. Frank is an avid cook, enjoys fly fishing, reading and travel and is a frequent speaker on the creative process for students of all ages. She divides her time between the Lowcountry of South Carolina and New Jersey.
The fun continues with amazing experiences up for auction-from a weekend stay at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency along with a gift card to renowned Staplehouse Restaurant; a ride in a hot air balloon; an elegant dinner and beer pairing for 8 at the DOG Street Gastropub; and even the chance to name a character in Frank's next book!
Reading Between the Wines is made possible by our generous sponsors: Jack & Terry Murphy, The Darling Family, The Hargrove Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC., Langley For Families, The Lichtenberger Foundation, Dr. Ellie Cullom & Dr. Douglas Cullom, Compass Wealth Strategies, Mellette PC, Wilma & Marc Sharp, The Williamsburg Winery, Ty & Judy Alexander, Legacy Financial Group, Riverside, SunTrust, Towne Bank, Atlantic Spray Systems, Edgeworth Park at New Town, Northwestern Mutual, the Peninsula Center for Estate and Lifelong Planning, Cherry Robinson, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, The Shops at Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg, Walmart Logistics, and Williamsburg Landing.
All Reading Between the Wines event proceeds will directly benefit Literacy for Life. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at www.LiteracyForLife.org/RBTW.
About Literacy for Life: Literacy for Life, formerly the Rita Welsh Adult Literacy Program, is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming the lives of adults in our community by improving their literacy skills. Literacy for Life is the only organization in the Greater Williamsburg area that provides one-to-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing, math, health literacy and English as a second language. With the help of nearly 350 community volunteers, Literacy for Life improves the literacy skills of over 800 learners each year. Literacy for Life also helps learners set and reach personal goals, such as applying for a better job, understanding prescription instructions, helping a child with homework, or obtaining U.S. citizenship. For additional information regarding Literacy for Life please visit literacyforlife.org or call 757-221-3325
Literacy for Life relies heavily on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations throughout our community. Without your support, we could not offer the many life-changing services that we do for no cost to the learner.
For more information about the event, or to make a donation in support of Literacy for Life's mission, please visit www.LiteracyForLife.org/RBTW.
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