Literary Aspirations

Savannah Christian  |  Photos by David Shutts
December 11, 2012
Event Date:
November 08, 2010

Supporters of the Barbara Bush Foundation filled 1,220 seats at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for A Celebration of Reading, an elegant reminder of the importance of family literacy. The former First Lady charmed the crowd with stories and visuals demonstrating her husband's love of whimsical socks before showing off a pair of her own. Co-chairs Amanda and George P. Bush expressed gratitude to the five authors whose readings transfixed the audience: Sally Bedell Smith, Robert Zorn, Kathryn McGarr, Nicolle Wallace, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Co-chairs making this evening one for the record books: Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge, Julie Beecherl, Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Caroline Rose Hunt, Joan and Elvis Mason, Margaret McDermott, Dee Ann and Marshall Payne, Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Mary and Bob Wright, and Dee Wyly.