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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 24th annual Literary Lights dinner -- a black tie event honoring distinguished writers from the Northeast. Please see below for event details and this year's honorees.

Literary Lights 2012

The Associates of the Boston Public Library

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Literary Lights 2012

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Celebratory Sponsor (Table of 10)
Includes an invitation to the Authors' Reception
Ended $10,000.00 $9.95
Grand Benefactor (Table of 10) Ended $6,500.00 $9.95
Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $4,250.00 $9.95
Benefactor Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
Patron Ended $750.00 $9.95
Individual Ended $425.00 $9.95
I cannot attend but would like to make a fully tax-deductible contribution Ended

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Event Details

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 24th annual Literary Lights dinner – a black tie event honoring distinguished writers from the Northeast. This year’s author honorees, or “Literary Lights,” are recognized for excellence in a wide variety of literary genres. Collectively, they have won dozens of major awards for their inspiring work. The event will take place on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, starting with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the program at 7:00 pm.

 

This year's Literary Lights are:

 

 Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III

Literary Lights Keynote Speaker

Professor, novelist and author of Townie

 Amy Chua

Amy Chua

Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

 

Award Presented by: Howard Gardner

 Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark

Suspense and mystery writer, author of The Lost Years

 

Award Presented by: Thomas Cook

 Michael Korda

Michael Korda

Former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and author of Hero 

 

Award Presented by: Ron Powers

 Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Physician/ researcher and author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

 

Award Presented by: Atul Gawande

 Stephen Prothero

Stephen Prothero

Professor of Religion and author of God Is Not One  

 

Award Presented by: Samuel Lloyd III

 Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson

Journalist and author of The Warmth of Other Suns

 

Award Presented by: William Martin

 

In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of these seven writers, the evening also raises money for the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the Associates of the Boston Public Library's operations. The Associates created the McCullough Fund in 2001 to provide a consistent source of funding for the conservation and preservation of books, manuscripts, works of art and historic documents in the BPL's Special Collections.

 

If you prefer, we would be glad to mail you a paper invitation. Please request one by contacting the Associates Office at associates@bpl.org or (617) 536-3886. Please also contact us with any questions about this event. Thank you.

Have questions about Literary Lights 2012? Contact The Associates of the Boston Public Library

When & Where


The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, 02116

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

The Associates of the Boston Public Library

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, musical scores, works of art, and items of significant historic interest. The organization is committed to ensuring continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.


Over the past 42 years, the Associates has been the creator and underwriter of a wide array of programs, designed to heighten public awareness of the Library's vast free educational resources. These programs include art and architecture tours, readings, lectures, curatorial evenings, exhibitions, music events, and an annual residency for an emerging children's writer. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Fund, a fund dedicated to conserving photographs, prints and drawings of historic importance.

 

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