By CINDY CATES
Kosciusko Literacy Services
Kosciusko Literacy Services is hosting the 13th Annual Author Dinner Detecting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at Noa Noa Wood Grill and Sushi Bar in Warsaw at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
Professor Elliot Engel will illuminate the life and writing career of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The creator of Sherlock Holmes led a fascinating life, which rivals the suspense and surprises found in his detective fiction. Doyle’s writings created icons and achieved milestones in the crime fiction genre.
With his witty and insightful speaking style, Engel is the quintessential teacher as he combines education and entertainment. Engel is the educator everyone wishes to have leading the path to learning.
The dinner raises much needed funds to provide literacy services. Tickets are $100 of which $65 is tax deductible as allowed by law. For tickets or for information on sponsoring the event, call (574) 267-5380. More sponsors are necessary to make this event successful.
Current sponsors for the Author Dinner are Lake City Bank, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, The Grossnickle Family Foundation, Maple Leaf Farms, Medtronic, Learning Solutions-Lois Niemier, and The Papers Inc.
The silent auction will feature vacation packages including cruises, ski trips and tropical locations. Other auction items include a Johnson acoustical guitar donated by Ed’s Music and Paradise Pawn. Additional information on the auction items is available at www.kosciuskoliteracyservices.org/id22.html.
Kosciusko Literacy Services focuses on all aspects of literacy and provides literacy programming for Kosciusko County residents from birth to senior citizens. The mission of the KLS is to increase the literacy levels of all citizens of the community. To achieve the mission, KLS provides trained volunteer tutors for the adult students, books to preschoolers from low-income families, positive incentives for children to read, and books for classroom libraries.
Facilitated by Kosciusko Literacy Services, The Big Read 2015 selection is Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, additional sponsors include Teachers Credit Union and Indiana Humanities.
Three of Kosciusko Literacy Services’ programs – One-on-One Tutoring for Adults, Jail High School Equivalency Diploma Classes and Red To Grow Children’s Book Club – are funded in part by United Way of Kosciusko County.