Sean Astin will be the featured speaker at the Love of Literacy Luncheon to be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. I spoke with someone at the Literacy Coalition who said that tickets are open to the general public. The photo attachment is from the front page of the Literacy Coalition newsletter. These luncheons are very nice with some “commercials” first and at least 30 minutes from the guest speaker.

Previous speakers were Henry Winkler and LeVar Burton. There is no autograph session, but in the past speakers have graciously signed items as the assistants gently guided them out of the room. There is a Champagne Reception where Patrons will be invited to meet with Sean Astin and have a photo taken with him. Patron tickets are $225 each; Individual tickets are $85 each. There are other Sponsorship Opportunities detailed in the newsletter. More information about the Literacy Coalition can be found at their website: or by calling 1-800-273 1030. The website has not announced Sean as the guest speaker yet; only those receiving the newsletter have that information at this time.