Event Details

Cape Fear Literacy Council’s annual Luncheon for Literacy is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, featuring author Celia Rivenbark as the guest speaker. Mark your calendar and save the date for our most important event of the year! The luncheon helps CFLC raise awareness of our region’s evolving literacy needs and provides crucial funds to support our educational programs.

Additional information:

  • The location is Northside Church, 2501 N College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tickets will be available beginning in March on our website (cfliteracy.org/events)


North Carolina native and columnist Celia Rivenbark has published seven collections of her comedic writings. A long-time friend of Cape Fear Literacy Council, Celia created the Spelling Bee fundraiser, a beloved event for 30 years.

“Humorist and journalist Celia Rivenbark is best known for her three collections of syndicated columns and essays based on the writing she has done for the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sun News: Bless Your Heart, Tramp; We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle; and Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom. Her work focuses on the vicissitudes of Southern life, ranging from marriage and motherhood to the weather and your child’s day at school.” [Excerpt from encyclopedia.com]

More about Celia.