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Board of Directors: Angie Luck, Eric Frank, Shakeel Rashed, Kathryn Anderson, Claudette Campbell, Judith Cayton, Rhea Copening, Neena Husid, Heather Kenyon, Melanie P. Moore, Louis M. Earle Advisory Board: Elizabeth Crook, Deepa Donde, Mary Margaret Farabee, Joene Grissom, C. Jones Hooks, Brad Marcus, Kristy Ozmun, Forrest Preece Jr., Cookie Ruiz, Glen Shuffler, Angela Smith, Julia Smith, Ingrid Taylor, Dean Young A literary arts nonprofit, Badgerdog builds literary communities and cultivates the individual voices of writers through educational programming for all ages in Austin and through the publication of the award-winning national journal American Short Fiction.

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Join us for an evening of readings and music to honor

Philip and Donna Berber Founders of A Glimmer of Hope, Recipients of the Forrest Preece Literary Light Award Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Emcee: Mary Gordon Spence Featured Reader: Bret Anthony Johnston, award-winning author and finalist for the 2012 Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Prize Kodosky Donor Lounge, Long Center 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704 Wine, hors d’oeuvres, original poems written on-demand, & silent auction Business or cocktail attire / Complimentary parking

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HONOREES Philip and Donna Berber’s legacy of giving extends around the globe through their foundation A Glimmer of Hope, recently at number 7 on Barron’s “The 25 Best Givers.” The foundation offered vital early support to two Badgerdog programs: Youth Voices in Ink, which equips at-risk students in grades 3–12 with the language skills necessary to become the authors of their own lives, and Silver Voices in Ink, which offers underserved, often isolated seniors engaging writing programs teaching them skills to advocate for themselves and share their personal narratives. Badgerdog celebrates the Berbers’ commitment to give all people a voice, to help all people thrive. We look forward to celebrating their good work with some of the voices they helped us shepherd from silence into print. FEATURED READER Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the multi-award-winning collection, Corpus Christi: Stories, and the editor of the bestselling Naming the World and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. He directs the Creative Writing Program at Harvard University. His story “Paradeability” from the recent issue of American Short Fiction is a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ Kay Cattarulla Award for Short Story.

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