You are invited to spend an evening with three best-selling authors, enjoy delicious appetizers, and, best of all, support TCCL’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.
As part of National Literacy Awareness Month, TCCL and the Tulsa Library Trust present “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites” Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. at Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. Individual reservations are $50 and can be purchased by visiting www.tulsalibrary.org/chapters
or by calling 918-549-7494. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 28. “Chapters” is sponsored by Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library.
Supporters will enjoy a relaxing evening in the library with local delectable appetizers and wine from some of your favorite restaurants and businesses while listening to authors Juliet Grames, Ebony Roberts and Liv Constantine.
Grames has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. Her debut novel, “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna,” set in Calabria and Connecticut, is partially based on some of her own family history. This captivating novel is about sisterhood and secrets, immigration and the American dream, family loyalty and betrayal, and one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fate.
Roberts, a former school administrator, is an author, educator, activist and researcher. She has taught as Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. She recently served as program director for #BeyondPrisons, an organization designed to uplift the voices of those impacted by the criminal justice system. She is the author of a memoir, “The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story,” which chronicles the emotional cost of American justice on human lives – the partners, wives, children and friends – beyond prison walls.
Liv Constantine is the pen name of best-selling authors Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Their debut thriller, “The Last Mrs. Parrish,” was a Reese Witherspoon book club selection, a People Magazine book of the week, a Target book club selection and is currently in development for television. Their newest book, “The Last Time I Saw You,” creates a tension-filled and absorbing tale of psychological suspense in which innocent lives, and one woman’s sanity, hang in the balance.
Appetizers, wine and dessert is provided by Biga, The Bistro at Seville, Bodean Seafood Restaurant, Lambrusco’z, Mondo’s, Oklahoma Joe’s, Oliveto Italian Bistro, Panera Bread, Pepper’s Grill, Starbucks Central Library, Sweet Devotion Cakery, Ti Amo and Yokozuna. With “special thanks” to Tulsa People, Ranch Acres Wines & Spirits and Toni’s Flowers & Gifts.
The mission of the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service is to promote literacy through adult basic and English language instruction. Volunteers are trained to teach adult learners who want to improve their reading and/or English skills. The volunteers attend a 10-hour training workshop and commit to work in the program for one year. Tutors are then matched with an adult learner and they work together at least once a week for one hour at a public place that is mutually convenient (usually a library.) Today, the program matches approximately 150 students with approximately 120 volunteer tutors.
For more information on Chapters, call 918-549-7323 or visit www.tulsalibrary.org/chapters.
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