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Literacy programs throughout Palm Beach County gained over $150,000 from supporters during the 30th annual Love of Literacy Luncheon. Author Michael Connelly headlined the event to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach with about 450 guests in attendance and others tuning in virtually.
During Connelly’s appearance, which came just after the release of his new novel “The Dark Hours,” he talked about becoming a best-selling author.
Literacy Coalition board members Bernadette O’Grady and Debra Ghostine were the luncheon’s co-chairwomen.
Ongoing through April 1, the 2021-22 Read Together Palm Beach County campaign is featuring “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg about “an unlikely friendship that develops among three people, all of whom have lost the one they love most.”
For 13 years, the campaign has asked adults to read the same book to encourage discussion of themes and reading among those who have gotten out of the habit of picking up a book.
Berg will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Love of Literacy Luncheon on April 1 at the Kravis Center.
“The Story of Arthur Truluv” is available in paperback at libraries and bookstores. The Literacy Coalition is offering the book for a $10 donation.