2019 Spring for Literacy Luncheon

Sponsored by: Godsey & Gibb Wealth Management, Wren Foundation, Galloway Ridge, Mountaire, Chatham Leadership, Governors Club, NC Travel Service, Baba Antique Wooden Floors, Carolina Meadows, Chatham EDC, Chatham News & Record, Chatham Park, Gazing Cat Productions, Reynolds & Assoc PT, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Tick Warriors, and Chatham Magazine. *

The Governors Club Clubhouse

April 10 from 11 am – 2 pm 

Frances Mayes


Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes will be the featured speaker at our spring luncheon. Ms Mayes has written numerous bestselling memoirs, travel guides and novels, including “Under the Tuscan Sun,” which was made into a major motion picture.

The Spring for Literacy Luncheon is a major fundraiser for Chatham Literacy, and the most popular event we hold each year. So buy your tickets below before they are sold out.

See You in the Piazza

Frances Mayes will be highlighting her new book, “See You in the Piazza,” an insider’s travel guide to Italy. In researching it, she discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country’s offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions–from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.

This book will be released on March 12.

After the Luncheon presentation, Ms. Mayes will sign her books, around 2 pm. If you pre-order or buy your book from McIntyre’s Books, or at the luncheon, McIntyre’s will donate 20% of the book price to Chatham Literacy.

Check out past luncheon fun below.

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Prizes!

There will also be some fun giveaways at this event:

Registration: $100 donation per person ($75 of which is tax deductible.) Wine will be served for $5 per glass.

This event is sold out.

We must receive your reservation and payment by April 8. 

To learn how you can be a sponsor of the luncheon — Chatham Literacy’s biggest fundraising event of the year — please visit our Be a sponsor! page.

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