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Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction with Daniel Wallace
October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$95
New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wallace will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 12th annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on Oct. 25, 2019. Wallace is the author of six novels: Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, The Kings and Queens of Roam, and most recently Extraordinary Adventures. Big Fish was adapted and released as a major feature film directed by Tim Burton and starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney. It became a Broadway musical in 2013. Wallace also wrote and illustrated The Cat’s Pajamas, a children’s book published in 2014. His novels have been translated into over three dozen languages. The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction to include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and priceless opportunities to enjoy excursions in Asheville and beyond. Following the cocktail hour, event guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and presentation by a current Literacy Council student. Daniel Wallace will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Book sales will be managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Council’s programs, which provide comprehensive literacy and English language skills to 350 students and 2,000 book recipients in Buncombe County annually.