Our Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance is our biggest event every year.

For 30 years, the Evening of Readings has brought together corporate leaders from publishing, media, finance and the news business to advance the mission of Literacy Partners. Originally organized by Liz Smith and her dear friends, Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, the event has also featured some of the most important writers of our time reading from their acclaimed works.

On March 13, attendees heard exclusive readings from best-selling author Tayari Jones and her critically acclaimed book, An American Marriage; Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and his new book Doing Justice;  and Andrew H. Tisch’s examination of immigrant narratives in Journeys: An American Story. We celebrated the Subway Reads campaign, which has had over 200,000 users since its launch in August. We also honored Mike Steib, Lesley Stahl, and Andrea Davis Pinkney for their contributions to literacy. See photos and press here!

For more information about our Gala, please email Allison Sciplin at allisons@literacypartners.org or call 646-237-0161.

Past Galas

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