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Black Tie International:  Jeanette Walls; Food for Thought

Jeannette Walls


Join Best-Selling Author Jeannette Walls
for the Second Luncheon
 in a Series to Benefit Literacy Partners

January 27, 2010



Need some 'Food for Thought'?  Approximately 3.7 million New York City adults cannot read beyond the 5th grade level.  Literacy Partners, New York's only accredited adult literacy program, is fighting adult illiteracy by providing free, quality education to New Yorkers in need.  Please support Literacy Partners by attending one, two or all three of the following luncheon events:

The occasion:  Food for Thought?
 Authors on Reading and Writing

Jeannette Walls, Author of the international sensation and
New York Times
best-seller The Glass Castle and her latest book
 Half Broke Horses, with a special introduction by celebrated
journalist, author and  columnist Liz Smith


WHEN:          Wednesday, January 27, 2010, beginning at Noon

WHERE:  The Ballroom, 122 East 66th Street, NY

PRICE:     $150


For ticket information, please visit
or call 646-237-0105


The first luncheon on November 12 featured Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek and author of Franklin and Winston and American Gospel, who discussed his Pulitzer Prize-Winning best-seller, American Lion.  Meacham regaled the audience with funny and fascinating anecdotes about America's seventh President, Andrew Jackson.    

At the event, Peter Brown, Chairman of Literacy Partners, offered the luncheon's opening remarks.  Brown was joined at the event by Literacy Partners Board Members Parker Ladd, Katharine Raymond, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Joannie Danielides, John Josephson, Mark Jackson and Edwidge Thomas.  Yanna Avis, Mercedes Bass, Les Hinton and Peggy Siegal were also in attendance.

About Literacy Partners:  For over 35 years, Literacy Partners has helped thousands of New Yorkers learn the basic reading, writing and math skills needed to succeed in day-to-day living.  Through successful collaborations with major corporations, community partners and benefactors, Literacy Partners offers small, welcoming classes taught by enthusiastic, highly trained volunteer tutors.  Literacy Partners is the only nationally accredited adult literacy program serving New York City

 For more information, visit


To list an upcoming event please contact


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