2015

Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction 2015

Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction is a unique event featuring local authors spotlighting and selling their work in support of various charities. Now in it’s third year, Authors for Altruism has been strongly supported by numerous local authors (including notables Todd Babiak – author of three best-selling novels and Cassie Stocks – winner of the 2013 Stephen Leacock Memorial Award for Humour for her debut novel, Dance Gladys Dance). A percentage of each participating author’s book sales (along with all proceeds from an accompanying silent auction) was directly donated to charities. Edmonton authors and co-planners, Alison Neuman and Rick Lauber, are proud to share that they successfully raised almost $1000.00 for good causes (including The Rainbow Society of Alberta, The Alzheimer’s Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories, as well as the Alberta Caregivers Association) in the first couple of years and public response has also been very favourable.

This year’s Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) at Audreys Books (in Edmonton). This year’s chosen charity is 630 CHED’s Santas Anonymous who help to provide a Christmas for many children who otherwise may not have one.

Our Featured Authors and Illustrator

Marty Chan

Rick Lauber

Alison Neuman

Alison Clarke

Kenna McKinnon

Christine Falk

Brenda Currey Lewis

Peter Midgley

Katherine Restoueix (Illustrator)

Be “A Celebrity for A Day” Door Prize

CORUS Entertainment Edmonton Properties Station Tour – Behind the scenes look, along with exclusive access to interact with their personalities and staff.

MC Salon and Spa Certificate—$150.00 for services

Buzz Photography by Kaylee Borg Photo Shoot—Indoor or outdoor (USB or CD included) – $50

Silent Auction Items

Literary Agent—Carly Watters for P.S. Literary Agency—5 Page Manuscript Review

Director at the University of Alberta PressLinda Cameron—Lunch Meeting

Partner at Brush Education Publishing—Glen Rollans– Telephone/coffee conversation

Vertically Inclined Rock Gym—Climbing Adventure for two including all gear and 25 minute orientation

Publisher and Editor at  Stonehouse Publishing—Netta Johnson and Julie Yerex– Lunch at Under the High Wheel in Old Strathcona

The Citadel Theatre – Two complimentary tickets (based on availability) for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Show running dates – January 24 – February 4, 2016)

Schedule

12:20pm—Alison Clarke (Reading)

12:30pm-Peter Midgley (Reading)

12:40pm—Marty Chan (Reading)

1:30pm—Silent Auction Winners Announced

2:00pm—Door Prize Draw

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