Friday, March 8, 2013

Indiana Authors Breakfast

Nearly 20 percent of people suffer from dyslexia, a language-based learning disability. You can assist the efforts of the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana in fighting this affliction by attending its annual Indiana Authors Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Meridian Hills Country Club, 7099 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

I will be one of the authors at the breakfast, which will be emceed by Dick Wolfsie. The authors at the breakfast, and their books, are:
  • Marie J. Albertson, Old Librarians Never Die: They Jump Out of Airplanes: Adventuring through the Senior Years in Indiana
  • Ray E. Boomhower, The People's Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana
  • Lorene Burkhart, Bookstraps: How Women Pull Themselves Up through Tough Times
  • Wes D. Gehring, I, Red Skelton: Exit Laughing, or, A Man, His Movies and Sometimes His Monkeys
  • Ken Turchi, L. S. Ayres & Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America
  • Dick Wolfsie, Indiana Curiosities
The Authors Breakfast is DII's largest solely operated fund-raising event, with 100 percent of the proceeds from this event going directly to provide needed tutoring services to adults and children with specific reading/language disabilities, to provide alternative literacy education for children with dyslexia in Indiana, and to support Indiana authors and the importance of reading as an ongoing source of education.

The event includes a generous buffet breakfast, an entertaining author panel, a silent auction, and the chance to meet the authors and purchase their books. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $60 for Patron, and $1,000 for a table of ten. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at (317) 222-6635.