Thursday, November 09, 2006

Elizabeth Edwards Supports the Orange County Literacy Council

Join us to meet Elizabeth Edwards, new author (of the fall release, acclaimed memoir Saving Graces) and dedicated reader (two of her favorite books are Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird and Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter). She will speak at the Orange County Literacy Council's Fall Fundraiser, held for the first time at the elegant Siena Hotel. The program will benefit the Orange County Literacy Council and the work they do to break the cycle of illiteracy throughout the county.

November 19, 2006
5pm until 7pm
The Siena Hotel
1505 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Tickets have just gone on sale for this limited seating event. Advisory Board Member Frances Gravely will introduce Mrs. Edwards, who will share stories from her life as the wife of John Edwards, as a cancer survivor and as a new resident of the Chapel Hill area. Mrs. Edwards' book focuses on the grace she encountered when friends and family and strangers supported her after her husband and John Kerry lost the 2004 presidential election. Soon after, she learned she had breast cancer. It is this combination of involvement of friends and strangers alike – a saving grace – that makes the OCLC work.
Tickets are $65. Call 919.933.2151 for reservations.
Seats are limited.

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