“Chapters” Literacy Fundraiser to Feature Authors David Berg, John Searles and Laurence J. Yadon

Spend an enjoyable evening after hours in the library with three favorite authors while helping raise money and awareness for Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.
   In conjunction with National Literacy Awareness Month, Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Library Trust are offering “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites” on Friday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. The cost is $50 per person. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 28.
   Attendees will get to enjoy food and wine from some of the area’s favorite restaurants while listening to authors David Berg, John Searles and Laurence J. Yadon. This year’s event will honor Charles Faudree. A philanthropist and renowned interior designer, Faudree also was a published writer, and a past presenter and ardent supporter of “Chapters.”
   Berg is the author of more than 100 political, legal, and personal essays and articles that have appeared in national publications such as The New York Times and Newsweek. He has written two books, including most recently Run Brother Run: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family. Berg also is a trial lawyer who has tried virtually every kind of case from murder to patent infringement and at 28 became one of the youngest lawyers to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.
   Searles is the author of the national best-sellers Boy Still Missing and Strange but True. His most recent novel is the renowned, critically acclaimed Help for the Haunted. He appears as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show, and his essays have been published in The New York Times and Washington Post. He has a master’s degree in creative writing from New York University and lives in New York City.
   Yadon is the author of One Murder Too ManyOld West Swindlers and other works about America’s crime history. He also is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator. A direct descendent of relatives of the Younger gang, Yadon became captivated with American history, specifically the Southwest, while pursuing his undergraduate degree. He has been interviewed for his expertise on numerous television and radio programs, including National Public Radio and “Chronicles of the Old West.” Yadon frequently updates his “American Outlaw Chronicles” book blog, a site dedicated to law enforcement in the American West.
   “Chapters” is sponsored by TulsaPeople Magazine, Charles and Marion Weber Foundation, Donna and Will Farrior, Ruth K. Nelson, Dick Ekdahl, Linda and Douglas Farquharson, Missy and Walter Kruse, Lynn and Bill Peacher, Marcy and Bernard Robinowitz, Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation, Dr. Bruce and Beverly Dieterlen, Francie Faudree Gillman and Toni Garner, Toby Fell, Terry and Michael Fenner, Janie and Earl Funk, Margaret and Curt Holdridge, Hub International/CFR-Glenn Day, Karen Mildren, Total Pilates, Al and Lacy Whitehead, Paul Woodul, Kerri Bowen, Raymond Feldman, Earlene Gathright, Sandra Mallory, Fran Ringold, Farryl Stokes and Barbara Sturdivant, with additional support provided by the Mary K. Chapman Foundation and George Kaiser Family Foundation.
   Appetizers, wine and dessert are provided by Albert G’s, Antoinette Baking Co., Barnes & Noble, Biga Italian Restaurant, Bodean Seafood Restaurant, Creative Catering by Sherian, HoneyBaked Ham of Tulsa, India Palace, KEO Asian Cuisine, La Villa at Philbrook, McGill’s, Oliveto Italian Bistro, The Palate at Ranch Acres, Panera Bread, Pepper’s Grill, PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe, Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits, Reasor’s, Ri Le’s, Stonehorse Café, Tavolo Italian Bistro, Toni’s Flowers & Gifts, Tulsa Library Trust, Whole Foods Market, The Wild Fork, Yokozuna and Zoës Kitchen.
   Authors’ books will be available for purchasing with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the literacy service. Call 918-549-7494 for more information about “Chapters” or to make a reservation.