2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award and Gala Events
Honoring Jon Meacham
November 6th – Patrons Party | November 14th – Gala

– Chaired by –
Kate Ezell and Jennifer Frist

Literary Award Gala
Saturday, November 14
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
6:30 | Cocktails
7:30 | Dinner and Remarks
Coffee & Cocktails to follow
Valet and self-parking available

The Nashville Public Library Literary Award was established in 2004 to recognize distinguished authors and other individuals for their contributions to the world of books and reading. Proceeds from the Gala fund the multiple endeavors of the Nashville Public Library Foundation, including the preschool literacy program Bringing Books to Life!, several after-school programs for at-risk youth, and the Summer Concert Series.

Each year the award brings an outstanding individual to Nashville to honor his or her achievements, to benefit the library and to promote books, literacy and reading. Presented at the annual Gala, previous recipients include David Halberstam (2004), David McCullough (2005), John Updike (2006), Ann Patchett (2007), John Irving (2008), Doris Kearns Goodwin (2009), Billy Collins (2010), John McPhee (2011), Margaret Atwood (2012), Robert K. Massie (2013) and Scott Turow (2014). The 2015 Literary Award will be presented to Jon Meacham.

The events begin with the Patrons Party, a special evening with Jon Meacham. This evening is a unique opportunity to meet Mr. Meacham and be part of an intimate conversation about his work at Margaret Ann Robinson’s home. Tickets to attend the Patrons Party are $850 per person.

The Literary Award Gala is held at the beautiful Robert A.M. Stern designed downtown library. It begins with cocktails in Ingram Hall, followed by dinner and remarks from Mr. Meacham in the beautiful Grand Reading Room. The Gala is black-tie and $600 per person.

Proceeds from the Literary Award events allow the Nashville Public Library to provide programs which promote early reading skills, establish centers for homework help and purchase library books in all formats to benefit the Nashville community.

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