There are few things more beautiful than an evening on the Intracoastal.
Most of us don’t get to enjoy these magical views every night, but last Saturday I was one of the privileged few spending the evening dining al fresco at a private home in Fort Lauderdale’s Harbour Beach, with a view of the iconic Pier Sixty-Six tower and a glimpse of sailboats floating calmly at anchor in Lake Sylvia.
Even better, it was all for a great cause. It was the 29th annual Literary Feast, raising money for the Broward Public Library Foundation, which supports vital community literacy programs and services in Fort Lauderdale. As someone who grew up with a book always in hand, and discovered new worlds through the power of the written word, this mission could not be nearer and dearer to my heart.
New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham joined us at dinner to talk about her new book “A Perfect Obsession” (the latest in a list of over 100 books!), growing up in Miami, her efforts on behalf of “Writers for New Orleans,” her family and kids, and playing in a band. What does this energetic woman not do??
If you know me, you know I am not the charity ball type. But this event was right up my alley. Fun and not stuffy, delicious food, beautiful scenery, gracious hospitality, clever and accomplished company, plus support for a worthy cause (see more info on the Broward Public Library Foundation and what it does below). I look forward to the 2018 Literary Feast and hope you consider supporting the event as well!
Did you know the Broward County Library system is one of the 10 largest public library systems in the United States and is the largest in the state of Florida?
It serves more than nine million walk-in customers through its 38 branch locations.
The Broward Public Library Foundation supports programs such as ACT/SAT prep classes for high school students, computer training classes for adults, a summer reading program for both children and adults and the annual Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays program for preschool children.