Best-selling author Michael Connelly is slated to be the guest speaker at the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition’s annual Love of Literacy Luncheon on November 16 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
Connelly, a part-time South Florida resident and former journalist, is known for his detective novels starring the characters Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller and Renèe Ballard. His latest book, “The Dark Hours”, will be released on November 9th.
A prolific writer, Connelly has written 36 novels. Over 80 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and they have been translated into 40 foreign languages. He is also the executive producer of “Bosch”, Amazon’s oldest original series. His series ” The Lincoln Lawyer ” will be adapted as a television series on Netflix.
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“We are delighted to have Michael Connelly as our lunch speaker this year, right after the release of his latest book,” said Kristin Calder, CEO of the Literacy Coalition. “Not only is Michael a popular detective novelist, but he also has roots in South Florida, where he was a crime reporter in Fort Lauderdale. We are grateful to her for playing a part in what should be one of our most successful Love of Literacy Lunches to date.
The Luncheon, co-chaired by Literacy Coalition board members Bernadette O’Grady and Debra Ghostine, supports programs that provide literacy skills to children, adults and families to help them succeed in school and in life. The goal of the Boynton Beach-based group is to make sure every adult and child in Palm Beach County can read.
Individual tickets for lunch are $ 150. Boss tickets cost $ 300 and include a photo with Connelly at a private reception. A table of 10 is $ 1,500. Places may be limited.
For more information, visit www.LiteracyPBC.org or call 561-279-9103.