Learning Lab's Lunch for Literacy - Friday, February 3rd, 2023
We are delighted to host Lunch for Literacy 2023 IN PERSON!
Lunch for Literacy will be back at Boise Centre! Join us for this exciting and bustling fundraising event where Learning Lab's friends and supporters gather to celebrate the successes of students and the generosity of our community!
The luncheon will include much of what we've come to love about this event and we'll have a few new treats for guests to enjoy! Our AMAZING book-themed silent auction will be online again this year. Bidding will start on January 30th and will remain open for bids until midnight February 3rd.
This year, we welcome Amanda Turner as our guest speaker. Amanda is the New York Times bestselling local author of recently released How to Be Awkward. Her other books include Vagabonding with Kids series (Brown Books) as well as This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, Mommy Had a Little Flask, and Hair of the Corn Dog (Fever Streak Press). Her works have received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, IPPY Awards in Humor and Travel, Foreword Indies Awards, Independent Press Awards, and inclusion in BookLife’s Top 5 Indie Books of 2014.
She is a coauthor (with Elaine Ambrose) of Drinking with Dead Women Writers and Drinking with Dead Drunks, and a contributor to the anthologies Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana (Traveler’s Tales), Little White Dress (Mill Park Publishing), Will Work for Apples, I Just Want to Be Perfect and I Just Want to Be Alone (Throat_Punch Books). Her work has been featured online at Money Inc,Scary Mommy, In the Powder Room, The Huffington Post, Nickmom, What the Flicka?, Home Exchange, Sivana Spirit, and Artocratic, among others, and in a variety of print publications.
A former humor columnist, Turner served on the board and as president of the Idaho Writers Guild and speaks at conferences and in live comedy events. Also a former Writer-in-Residence for the City of Boise and Idaho State Parks, she lives in Idaho with her husband and two children, but travels frequently as a part-time digital nomad. She hosts an annual writing retreat in Todos Santos, Mexico.
REMINDER: The Silent Auction will be 100% online again this year. Bidding will start on January 30th and will remain open for bids to February 3rd at 6:00 pm. You can browse the items by clicking the AUCTIONS tab at the top of this page or view ALL auction items by clickinghere.