Lunching With Authors, Former President

The Bush family welcomes renowned authors to cozy lunch in River Oaks mansion

The Bush family welcomes renowned authors to lunch in River Oaks

Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Jon Meachem
President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Jon Meacham. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16,  Brad Meltzer, Jean Becker
Brad Meltzer, Jean Becker. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Clare Corrigan, Kelly Corrigan, Neil Bush
Clare Corrigan, Kelly Corrigan, Neil Bush.
 
© Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Enrique San Miguel, Sonya Reed
Enrique San Miguel, Sonya Reed. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary, Julie Baker Finck
Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary, Julie Baker Finck. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Lizzie Andrews, Maria Bush, Neil Bush
Lizzie Andrews, Maria Bush, Neil Bush. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Jon Meachem
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16,  Brad Meltzer, Jean Becker
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Clare Corrigan, Kelly Corrigan, Neil Bush
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Enrique San Miguel, Sonya Reed
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary, Julie Baker Finck
Barbara Bush Literacy Luncheon, 4/16, Lizzie Andrews, Maria Bush, Neil Bush

What: "A Celebration of Reading" authors luncheon.

Where: The River Oaks home of Terri and John Havens.

The scoop: Featured authors, Jon Meacham, Brad Meltzer, and Kelly Corrigan were welcomed to the private event that annually takes place the day of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation fundraiser.

Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush welcomed the 30 guests while Maria and Neil Bush, chairs of the Thursday night event, thanked the authors for their participation and the major donors for their fundraising assist.

Jackson and Company provided the southern/Texas inspired lunch of barbecued shrimp, grits, pecan crusted chicken, and Jackson's to-die-for strawberry shortcake.

Who: Foundation president Julie Baker Finck, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Lizzie Andrews, Sylvia and Matt Kerrigan, Limor and Stuart Smith, Monica and Larry Ziemba, Janet and John Carrig, and Iris and Bill Griffiths.

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