|1. The best bites of coconut cream pie you’ve ever tasted, a la Tom Douglas.|
|2. Great live auction items: One is a trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, courtesy of our student Judith Gille, who wrote a memoir about the pink house you’d be staying in. San Miguel de Allende was also voted the No. 1 city in the world by Conde Nast readers.|
|3. Another item is a Masquerade Supper and Ghost Hunt at Hugo House, which includes a French meal cooked for you by best-selling author and Paris-trained chef Kathleen Flinn and her husband, Michael Klozar.|
|4. Not out for the big-ticket items? We also have a silent auction that includes packages such as books from Copper Canyon and Wave Books, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Flight, an improv class with Matt Smith, and more.|
5. Speaking of Matt Smith—the improv comedy actor and star of Sleepless in Seattle (Tom Hanks who?) for his role as “Mailman”—will be our hilarious auctioneer for the night.
|6. A special reading by a writer from our youth program, to show you the impact of your generous contributions.|
7. Our guest speaker is the most famous librarian around, Nancy Pearl. VIP ticket holders also get the chance to hobnob with her at the champagne pre-reception. Ask all your burning Dewey Decimal System questions while you have the chance!
8. A writer-laden dining room: enjoy your meal in the company of Peter Mountford, Theo Nestor, Garth Stein, and Kary Wayson.
|9. And your support—whether you simply purchase a ticket or buy up all the auction items—helps us help writers improve their craft and, if we’re doing our job right, change their lives.|
|10. A FREE $10 Starbucks gift card for the next ten lucky people who purchase tickets online.|
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