Authors for Literacy 2021/2

13th Annual Authors for Literacy

NEW Date: THURSDAY | May 5, 2022 | 6-9pm
Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center

After looking at the continued rise of COVID cases in Buncombe County, we have decided to postpone the Authors for Literacy Dinner featuring Delia Owens to Thursday, May 5, 2022. We want to fully enjoy our time with Delia and allow her and our community to feel safe.

We are hopeful that by May, we will be able to host what we believe will be our largest event yet – and it will coincide with the release of the full-length movie Where the Crawdads Sing in June!

If you have already purchased tickets, we ask you to please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 5, 2022. If you can attend the new date, you may do so with your current tickets and requested seating arrangements. Nothing will need to be done on your part. 

If you cannot attend the new date, you may contact LuAnn Arena, 828-254-3442 ext. 206 or email with your preferences to either:

Donate the cost of the ticket, which will be a fully tax-deductible gift
– OR –
Request a refund which will be processed promptly and credited to your account within 10-14 business days. 

About the event

We are so excited to share the news that New York Times bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, will keynote Literacy Together’s 13th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Auction on Thursday May 5, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center.

Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel, with more than 11 million copies sold worldwide and over 2 ½ years on the New York Times Bestseller List, it is soon to be a major motion picture.

Proceeds from the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Auction will benefit Literacy Together’s programs to help people rise out of poverty and get better-paying jobs to support their families. Currently, Literacy Together supports more than 250 students and over 4,400 book recipients in Buncombe County. 

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Auction begins with a cocktail hour for general admission guests while our Platinum Corporate Partners and other VIP pass-holders join the featured author for a private reception. During the reception, the author will be available to answer questions, take photographs, and personally inscribe books. Next, all guests enjoy a three-course dinner, a presentation by a Literacy Together student, and a keynote presentation by the featured author. The evening will close with a book signing for the general admission guests managed by Malaprop’s Bookstore.

General admission is $95

There are a limited number of VIP passes, and these include a meet and greet with the author. 

Download 2021 Authors Reservation Form – updated (PDF)

Ticket sales will close at 4pm Monday May 2, 2022.


Please note: Charges made in error, or cancellations will be refunded less the credit card transaction fees.

This event is sponsored by 







For more information, contact LuAnn Arena at 828-254-3442 x206 or email:

Thank you to our event partners

Biltmore Wines Jesse Kitt Photography


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