Madison, WI (1/6/2011)
In partnership with the High Noon Saloon, Edgewood College and
Borders Books and Music, Literacy Network is proud to announce the sixth annual Literacy 24/7 Celebration of Reading in March 2011.
Sunday, February 27, 1:00 - 6:00pm at the High Noon Saloon, 701A East Washington.
A Day in The Country: musical benefit for Literacy Network, featuring Bill and Bobbie Malone and some of Madison's finest country and folk musicians. Bill Malone's Country Music, USA is "the cornerstone of any shelf devoted to the country's Southern/Western rural class music and should be in any library of America's music heritage." (Bill Cunningham Texas Books in Review). Bobbie Malone is the co-author of Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story, a new fourth-grade history textbook about Wisconsin. Bill and Bobbie perform classic country songs.
Thursday, March 3, 7:00 - 10:00pm at Edgewood College, Washburn Memorial Room.
Reading Between the Wines, featuring author Michael Perry. Enjoy a wine tasting, dinner, silent auction and reading by Michael Perry. Perry is a humorist and author of the bestselling memoirs Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men's Health magazine.
Sunday, March 6, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Borders Books and Music, 3750 University Ave.
Release of Little White Rabbit, the new book by Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Honor winner Kevin Henkes. The New York Times says, "Kevin Henkes is a genius." Come hear Kevin read and sign the new book!
More about Literacy 24/7
More than 40% of people with low literacy skills are locked in poverty because they don't have the literacy skills to obtain good-paying jobs. Children of low-literate parents are five times more likely to drop out of high school.
Literacy 24/7 gives children and adults an opportunity to celebrate reading, promote literacy, and to give back to the community by asking others to pledge their support for people who struggle with reading. All proceeds support Literacy Network, a local non-profit in its 37th year of community education in Dane County.
Literacy Network teaches reading, writing and speaking skills to Dane County adults and families so they can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in community life.
To get involved with Literacy 24/7 through sponsorship or as a volunteer, please call 608-244-3911 and ask for Jeff or Shawn.
tel: (608) 698-6599