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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 25th 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 2013

The Associates of the Boston Public Library

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, United States

Literary Lights 2013

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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
Silver Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $7,500.00 $9.95
Sponsor (Table of 10) Ended $4,500.00 $9.95
Seat at Mr. McCullough's Table
Includes an invitation to the Authors' Reception
Ended $5,000.00 $9.95
Benefactor Ticket Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
Patron Ticket Ended $750.00 $9.95
Individual Ticket Ended $425.00 $9.95
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Event Details

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 25th annual Literary Lights dinner – a black tie event honoring distinguished writers from the Northeast and their contributions to literature. 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 14th, 2013 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:

 

David McCullough

David McCulloughLiterary Lights Keynote Speaker

Writer, narrator, historian, and lecturer, author of John Adams, and Truman.

 Presented by: Ric Burns

Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz

Professor, writer, editor, and author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This Is How You Lose Her. 


Award Presented by: Erica Funkhouser

Drew Faust

Drew Faust

President of Harvard University, Professor of History, and author of Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War.


Award Presented by: Geraldine Brooks

Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder 

Writer, former Harvard Faculty member, former CIA recruit, and author of High Crimes, The Moscow Club, Paranoia, and many others.


Award Presented by: John Taylor Williams

David Lindsay-Abaire

 

David Lindsay-Abaire

Playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter and author of The Rabbit Hole.


Award Presented by: Peter DuBois

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.


Award Presented by: David Kaiser

Mo Williams

Mo Willems 

Writer, animator, children's books author/illustrator, and author of the Knuffle Bunny and Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.


Award Presented by: Jack Gantos

 

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 or regarding sponsorship opportunities. Thank you.

Have questions about Literary Lights 2013? Contact The Associates of the Boston Public Library

When & Where


Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, 02116

Sunday, April 14, 2013 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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