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Celebration of Education

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Author Patti Callahan Henry brings a message of hope and enlightenment to Celebration of Education, set for October 17. For more information, go to

Written By: Jenni M. Edwards | Issue: 2021/08 – August

LAUREL | The heart of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

We at the Literacy & Learning Center are thrilled that the keynote speaker for our Celebration of Education is Patti Callahan Henry.

Patti is a New York Times, USA TODAY, and The Globe and Mail-bestselling author of 16 novels, including Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Romantic Novel Awards.

She’s been featured internationally, in hundreds of podcasts, videos, and radio show interviews (US, CA, AU, UK). In addition, she has appeared on National and Global TV including The Morning Show, 100 Huntley Street, and Your Morning. Patti is also the podcast host of her own podcast series: Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis and The Untold Story of Surviving Savannah. Her articles and essays have appeared on national and global levels: Southern Living, PINK, Writer’s Digest, Garden & Gun, Atlanta Journal, Birmingham Magazine, Portico, Career Authors, Love Magazine UK, Female First UK, Medium Magazine, Red Magazine UK, and more.

Celebration of Education is held each year to support the free educational programs offered by The Literacy & Learning Center. These programs include early intervention reading programs, in-school reading assistance, after-school programs, individual tutoring, adult literacy, a GED program, English as a Second Language, and even a reading program for senior citizens. More than 2,300 individuals on the Plateau benefit from these programs each year. For more information about The Literacy & Learning Center’s Celebration of Education, or its programs, please visit

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A Celebration of Education: 2021

Join us in A Celebration of Education!

The Literacy & Learning Center has reserved Wildcat Cliff's Country Club for our annual Gala for the evening of Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

The event will be held from 5:30pm-9:00pm and will include guest speaker Patti Callahan Henry, dinner, drinks, and a live & silent auction.

Click HERE to purchase

tickets & secure your seat!

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