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, signed first editions, sets of books most beloved by notable New Mexicans, and other pleasures.
The event is LitQuest 2014 and will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. This inaugural gala will benefit the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools, which has been supporting local teachers for 25 years, and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, an independent pre-K through 8, dedicated to diversity and the wonder of learning.
Writers 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 will act as “co-hosts” of the evening include: George Ancona, Hakim Bellamy, Sandra Blakeslee, Johnny Boggs, Janie Chodosh, Jon Davis, Nate Downey, Kevin Fedarko, Anne Hillerman, Alexandra Huddleston, Steve Jimenez, Lucy Lippard, Joan Logghe, 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. A truly one-of-a-kind evening! Full bios of our LitQuest writers here.