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Tenth Annual Gift of Literacy

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Guest Speaker: Lisa See

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy invites you to celebrate the "Gift of Literacy" at this very special annual event. This year, our annual fundraising luncheon will feature international bestselling author Lisa See.

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy, and, most recently, China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women, romantic love, and love of country.

Ms. See will be introducing her latest book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, a moving story about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters.

The Literacy Program is very excited to have a return appearance by this acclaimed writer as guest speaker and hopes you will join the special event. There will be a silent auction, opportunity drawings, and Ms. See will be signing copies of her book.

We expect this event to be SOLD OUT. Be sure to get your tickets early.

Tickets for this event will go on sale in early February 2017. For more information contact: (949) 717-3874 or literacy@newportbeachca.gov.

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 11:30am (doors open at 11:00am)
Venue: Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach)
Price: $95 per person** (includes a first-edition hardback copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane)


If you are unable to attend the luncheon, you can still support literacy by making a donation or becoming sponsor for the event. Click here.

**We also accept cash or checks (payable to "Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy"). You can stop by our office during our regular business hours (M-Th 9:00am-5:00pm / F 9:00am-1:00pm) at the Newport Beach Public Library, Central branch, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach 92660.


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