Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation presents A Celebration of Reading

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George W. Bush at Living Legend Luncheon
George W. Bush Photo by Grant Miller Photography

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will present the 27th annual A Celebration of Reading fundraiser as a hybrid production. Guests at the event will enjoy a professional-quality program, featuring a line-up of bestselling authors and entertainers, followed by dinner. Event sponsors will also have an option of watching the program at home via private internet livestream access.

The 2021 lineup features bestselling authors George W. Bush, Matthew McConaughey (virtual appearance), Mark Sullivan, Elin Hilderbrand, and husband-and-wife duo Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser. Houston-area natives and finalists on Season 19 of NBC’s The Voice, Desz and John Holiday, will perform together for the first time in a grand finale performance. Additional authors may be announced at a later date.

The Foundation’s media partner, KPRC Channel 2, will film the event and broadcast a one-hour, commercial-free version of the program in early May.

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The Post Oak
1600 W. Loop S.
Houston, TX 77027


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