Our newest fundraiser! A series of author-led book discussions to support local literacy programs

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Junior League of Dayton Reading Between the WinesThe Junior League of Dayton will host a series of author-led book discussions to raise money for community literacy programming. The series of events, called Read Between the Wines, will feature wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and lively discussion with a local author.

The event line-up includes:

March 20—Lost Dayton with Andrew Walsh

From the Wright Brothers Factory to the park that hosted the first NFL game, Andrew Walsh explores diverse sites from Dayton’s disappearing legacy.

Walsh is an author, researcher and academic librarian at Sinclair Community College. Lost Dayton was published in summer 2018. 

April 17— Katrina Kittle

Katrina Kittle is the author of four adult books—Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, and The Blessings of the Animals— and one novel for tweens, Reasons to Be Happy. She teaches creative writing to authors of all ages and leads “Leap and the Net Will Appear” and “Happy Class” workshops.

May 15—Tywauna Wilson

Tywauna Wilson is the founder of Trendy Elite, a leadership and personal growth consultancy based in Cincinnati, and also serves as the System Technical Director of Chemistry at a regional laboratory. She is a contributing author to several books about courage and resilience.


Location and ticket details

All of the events will be at the Dayton Club (40 N. Main Street) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per event or $95 for the series. Order tickets here. Registration closes one week prior to the event.

Guests are also encouraged to bring new or gently used adult books to donate to Project Read.

Literacy has been a community impact focus for the JLD since 2014. Since then, its members have restocked local school libraries and supported library branches with summer literacy programming to counteract summer slide.