2017 A Celebration of Reading Author Reveal and Holiday Soirée

First Lady Barbara Bush looks on as Neil and Maria Bush reveal author line-up.

First Lady Barbara Bush looks on as Neil and Maria Bush reveal author line-up.

President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and Neil and Maria Bush hosted a special holiday reception and author reveal for the 2017 A Celebration of Reading event on Tuesday, December 6th. The event was held at the beautiful home of Rhonda and Michael Graff, where 150 guests dressed in their holiday best, enjoyed cocktails, beer and wine, as well as hors d’oeuvres served by Jackson and Company.

Neil Bush, co-chairman of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, opened the evening by expressing his gratitude to attendees for their continuous support of the Foundation and its mission to improve lives through the power of literacy. Then, Foundation president, Dr. Julie Finck, extended gratitude to Greg and Gail Garland of Phillips 66 for serving as the title sponsor for A Celebration of Reading for the 3rd year in a row, as well as Bill and Iris Griffiths of Quanex Foundation, for serving as the events first-ever presenting sponsor.

Thereafter, Neil and Maria unveiled the highly-anticipated authors for the 2017 A Celebration of Reading. The author line-up includes New York Times bestselling authors Sue Grafton, author of X, Bill Browder, author of Red Notice and Jim Gaffigan, author of Food: A Love Story. The remainder of the evening was spent with guests celebrating the upcoming event and spreading holiday cheer!

Join us for the 23rd annual A Celebration of Reading event to be held on April 20, 2016 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available now.