The Authors Luncheon is ahead
For more than a decade Solano County Library Foundation's Authors Luncheon has been the premier social event for Literacy. In 2016 we continued to honor those who helped create this signature community event, as well as special sponsors and friends who support it.
In 2017 our annual event will be on Sunday, November 5th. Mark your calendars now for this gala event.
Call the SCLF office at 707.421.8075 for group tickets or sponsorships.
Your dollars support:
• Reach Out and Read, our pediatric literacy program has handed out over 219,000 books in Solano County to children 6 months to 5 years of age. Pediatricians discuss the importance of reading to children and at each well child checkup the child receives a new age appropriate book. In some of the eleven health clinics served, this is the child's first book. Research has proven that children who participate in Reach Out and Read are three to six months ahead when they enter school.
• Tutor.com, on line homework help that reduces the dropout rate of high school students and gives resume help to adults entering the workplace.
• Adult Literacy and English as a second language provides tutors to adults learning to read. Learning to read improves the quality of life and the hope for a better future.
• Solano Kids Read, brings the joy of reading and sharing books to students in grades 4 - 8. Free books are distributed to participating classes, the children discuss the book and meet the author. Each child has the opportunity to have their own book signed by the author.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope and you are helping build that bridge in Solano County with the help of our Solano County Library's Literacy Programs. Together we are making a difference.
This year's speakers...
Ryan has been an independent animator for the
Michelle Carter is a professional journalist with a thirty-year career in daily newspapering (The Kansas City Star and The San Mateo Times) and a twelve-year stint as a journalism instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she has been writing professionally for most of her adult life.
Carter, the married mother of two adult children, is also a grandmother. A magazine editor, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pamela Samuels Young
Attorney, author and anti-trafficking advocate Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. While growing up in Compton, California, Pamela set giant-sized goals and used her talent, tenacity and positive outlook to accomplish them. She consequently achieved success in both the corporate arena and literary world at the same time.
Ryan has been an independent animator for the past 10 years, writing and animating his own films. His clay-animated shorts have been screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and have appeared in over 50 film festivals around the world, winning awards in over half of the competitive festivals.
Suzanne Cotsakos is co-founder and Co-Head writer for Mutasia, a children’s entertainment company. Suzanne is also the award winning co-founder of Tertiary Productions, an independent film production company, and a main company member of the comedy troupe Duchess Riot, which has been voted “Best Theatre Group” on LA Hotlist for the last four years.