Local author featured at AAUW brunch, auction on Saturday
It was May 26, 1960, when 39 women in Berea became an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Branch. These women will be celebrated during the group’s 27th Annual Authors Brunch along with Kentucky authors Heather Henson, Julie Hensley and R. Dean Johnson presenting their ‘life in writing’.
“This is the second time I’ve been asked to speak at this event, and I’m really honored. It’s a wonderful organization doing important things. I especially love slogan: Empowering Women since 1881,” local children’s book author Heather Henson said. “And this event does that on a fundamental level, specifically helping young women achieve their dreams and go to college.”
The Annual Authors Brunch will be celebrated 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 17 at Boone Tavern in Berea. There is a plated brunch along with presentations from the authors. Their books will be signed and sold after their presentations. A silent auction is also available for members and guests to bid on items before and during a break in the program.
All proceeds from the sale of authors’ books along with ticket and silent auction sales go towards women’s scholarships for a local high school graduate and a non-traditional Berea College student.
Join Heather Henson; Julie Hensley, associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University and core faculty member in Bluegrass Writers Studio Low-Res MFA Creative Writing Studio; and R. Dean Johnson, director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing Program, Bluegrass Writers Studio in supporting women’s scholarships.
Tickets are $30.00. To order tickets or for more information call (859) 623-5832 or email cecilel@roadrunner..com.
The American Association of University Women, Berea promotes equity for all women and girls, along with lifelong education and positive social change. In principle and practice, AAUW, Berea values and seeks a diverse membership.
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