Literacy Services’ Virtual Author Series event draws notable name

Literacy Services of Indian River County will welcome best-selling author and publishing executive, Will Schwalbe, for a Virtual Author Series fundraising event on December 8, 2020. Book lovers, book clubs and anyone searching for a good book to read are encouraged to attend.

Will Schwalbe’s “The End of Your Life Book Club” and “Books For Living” are a book lovers dream come true. In each, he details the plethora of titles he has read and the meaning each of them have brought to him personally. Vero Beach was a favorite retreat for Will’s mother, which he writes about in “The End of Your Life Book Club.” Will’s discussion will talk about the power books have to inspire, educate, transport and empower. Guests will learn how to pick a great book and discover great reads!

It promises to be a special evening to benefit Literacy Services of Indian River County. Current sponsors include Don and Sandy Mann, CenterState Bank, George E. Warren Corporation, Comfort Zone AC & Heating and Kmetz, Elwell and Graham, and Melissa M. Medlock, CPA. The event will begin at 5:30 Zoom. Registration is $100 per household and includes one of Will Schwalbe’s books. Additional donations can be made for a signed bookplate. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please visit

The mission of Literacy Services is to deliver innovative and comprehensive learning opportunities to adults seeking English language and literacy skills to achieve their goals. One in five adults struggle to read, which makes completing job applications, getting a driver’s license or engaging in their children’s education difficult. Literacy Services works with 300 students annually, with 20% needing help with literacy and 80% learning English. There is a waiting list of 50 students and more tutors are needed.

The organization, a United Way supported agency, relies on over 150 volunteer tutors who provide free, confidential and one-to-one tutoring to individuals aged 16 and older or within group settings at the request of local employers. Tutors do not need prior teaching experience and receive training and resources from Literacy Services.

For more information about this event or Literacy Services of Indian River County, please visit or call 772-778-2223.

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