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Literacy Council Announces Partnership with Blue Willow Bookshop for Reading Between the Wines

posted Dec 5, 2012, 9:13 AM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated Dec 5, 2012, 9:23 AM ]
The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is thrilled to announce a partnership with Blue Willow Bookshop for all books sales at the inaugural event Reading Between the Wines on February 8, 2013 at Safari Texas Ranch. 

The Literacy Council has two New York Times best-selling authors speaking at the event, Leila Meacham author of Roses and Tumbleweeds, and Taylor Stevens, author of The Informationist and The Innocent. Other guest authors include Houston food icon, John DeMers, and local Sugar Land authors, Stephanie Jaye Evans and Crystal Allen. 

Brenda Bowman, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and Valerie Koehler, owner of Blue Willow Bookshop 

“We have worked with Valerie Koehler and Blue Willow Bookshop in the past and have looked for opportunities for a repeat performance,” said Brenda Bowman, Executive Director for the Literacy Council. “This is the perfect partnership for two organizations passionate about authors, books and reading, and they will make book sales very easy for our guests.” 

Participants may either pre-purchase books prior to the event or purchase the evening of the event. To pre-purchase, go to the Blue Willow Bookshop website at Books that are purchased prior to the event will be at will call ready for guest pick-up and author signings the night of the event.

For ticket sales, sponsorships or more information about Reading Between the Wines, please visit or call 281.240.8181.

About the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

Since, 1987 the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County has been Changing Lives Through Literacy. The mission of the Literacy Council is to end intergenerational cycles of illiteracy by improving adult literacy skills and generating community-wide literacy awareness. The Literacy Council provides several programs for its students: Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED Preparations, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Basic Computer Skills and Transitions to Post-Secondary Education. For more information call 281-240-8181 or visit