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2019 Author Event Sponsorship

"The first time you read a word, it's like the first time you smell. It's the first time you see colors. It's the first time you hear sounds. Everything had a firstness to it, a new beginning to it."

-- Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca

Support the Durham Literacy Center's 3rd Annual Author Event, featuring internationally renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. 


Baca’s story is one of incredible success for the field of adult literacy. As a young man, he learned to read and write while in prison. And he didn’t stop there – he became a voracious reader and discovered a love of poetry. Baca began writing his own poems, becoming a published writer while still incarcerated.


Now an internationally acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, Baca continues to work with and advocate for prison populations and the formerly incarcerated. He will be sharing his story and reading from his collected works at an event benefiting the Durham Literacy Center on Saturday, November 2, 2019. 

Since our inception in 1985, the Durham Literacy Center has helped more than 17,000 adults and out-of-school youth gain skills including basic literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy, job readiness, high school equivalency, and much more. With the help of volunteers, the DLC empowers students, training individuals and families to succeed in life.


You can help support adult literacy in Durham as an event sponsor for our third annual author event. Sponsorship includes recognition on promotional materials, at the event, and on social media, as well as tickets to the VIP reception and main event. The event will take place at the Levin Jewish Community Center in Durham on the evening of November 2nd and will feature a VIP reception prior to the main event. For more information about the event, go to www.durhamliteracy.org/jimmybaca.

To become a sponsor, please submit this form by September 30, 2019. If you have any questions, contact Amy Bogie, Director of Development, at amycbogie@durhamliteracy.org or (919) 489-8383 ext. 30.


Thank you in advance for supporting the Durham Literacy Center. Together, we can help open doors and build a stronger, more vibrant Durham for all!

Click the chart below to download a Sponsorship Benefits & Pledge Form Packet.

2019 Author Sponsorship Benefits & Pledg

Many thanks to our 2019 Event Sponsors!

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Sheila and Robert Breitweiser, Jr. | Jane Williams and Robert Kalthoff 

Charles A. Sanders, MD | Gwendolyn Weaver | Tortora Family Fund