Reading Between the Wines
The Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred in Williamsburg, VA
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Join New York Times bestselling author Beth Macy as she supports local adult learners at this year’s Reading Between the Wines event. Enjoy scrumptious food, delicious wine, exciting live and silent auctions, and an entertaining presentation by Ms. Macy!
Beth Macy is the author of the Lukas Prize-winning Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town. Her second book is Truevine: A Strange and Troubling Tale of Two Brothers in Jim Crow America, the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. A longtime reporter who specializes in outsiders and underdogs, Macy has won more than a dozen national journalism awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard in 2010. Among the marginalized groups she has chronicled for newspapers and magazines are Hispanic immigrants, African refugees, caregivers for the elderly, veterans with PTSD, and displaced factory workers.
All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Literacy for Life, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Williamsburg, VA. Literacy for Life is committed to teaching adults the literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health, and meaningful participation in society.
Each year, with the help of more than 350 community volunteers, Literacy for Life helps over 900 adult learners set and reach their literacy goals, such as getting a driver’s license, helping a child with his homework, obtaining U.S. citizenship, earning industry-specific credentials, honing their job search skills, or preparing for the Virginia Placement Test in order to attend Thomas Nelson Community College. We encourage you to learn more about Literacy for Life at literacyforlife.org.