Inaugural gala will feature 30 authors as "co-hosts"
Imagine this: At each of 30 dining tables, a select writer holds forth,
discussing his or her work and passion for reading with a group of book lovers,
who have gathered for a celebration focused on words and language. During this
evening of dinner, dancing, and tales, a silent and live auction will tempt
bidders with book-related arts, bookshelves uniquely embellished by artists, sets of books most beloved by notable New Mexicans, and
event is LitQuest 2014 and will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino at 6 p.m.
This inaugural gala will benefit the Partners in Education Foundation,
which has been supporting local teachers for 25 years, and Santa Fe School for
the Arts & Sciences, an independent pre-K through 8th grade
school dedicated to diversity and the wonder of learning.
throughout New Mexico are being invited to join the quest to unlock the joy of
reading for every single child in Santa Fe.
Authors Doug Preston and Tom Chávez will act as Honorary Co-Chairs for
this event. Other writers that have
signed on to be 2014 LitQuest Heroes are:
George Ancona, Hakim Bellamy, Johnny Boggs, Sandy Blakeslee, Janie Chodosh, Jon Davis, Nate
Downey, Kevin Fedarko, Anne HIllerman, Alexandra Huddleston, Steve Jimenez, Lucy Lippard, Joan
Lugghe, Carol Moldaw, David Morrell, Baker Morrow, Barbara Beasley Murphy, David Grant Noble,
Tony O'Brien, Carmella Padilla, James Reich, Barbara Rockman, Lois Rudnick, Polly Schaafsma, Henry Shukman, Sarah Stark, Arthur Sze, Don
Usner, Candace Walsh, and Rosemary Zibart. 30
authors will participate in the evening’s activities. Special thanks to these LitQuest Heroes, who can't attend but are supporting the event: Kirk Ellis, Hampton Sides, George R.R. Martin, Dorothy Massey, and Cormac McCarthy. The committee thanks our generous sponsors, including: Avalon Trust, Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Santa Fe Prep, State Employees Credit Union and Hutton Broadcasting.
Join the quest to unlock the joy of reading for every single child in Santa Fe!