2023 Luncheon for Literacy

Event Details

Cape Fear Literacy Council’s annual Luncheon for Literacy is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, featuring author Celia Rivenbark as the guest speaker. Don’t miss our most important event of the year!

The luncheon helps CFLC raise awareness of our community’s evolving literacy needs and provides crucial support for adult learners in the Cape Fear region. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Council’s literacy and language programs, keeping them free for our students.

Event Summary:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Location: Northside Church, 2501 N College Rd. (Map)
  • Time: Doors open at 11:00 a.m., Program begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Caterer: A Thyme Savor

How to Attend

Corporate Partnerships and Table Hosts: The Cape Fear Literacy Council provides businesses and individuals an opportunity to invest in our Adult Education programs. Model your leadership in our community through an annual corporate partnership or by hosting a table at the event.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, download the Sponsorship Packet or click below to complete sponsor form. Both individuals and corporations may become Luncheon sponsors. Please contact Erin Payne (epayne@cfliteracy.org) with questions. To host a table, click the button below or contact Yasmin Tomkinson (ytomkinson@cfliteracy.org) for assistance.

Individual Attendees: Click “Reserve a Seat” to complete your RSVP.


Celia Rivenbark

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.