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David Baldacci to give keynote at Asheville literacy event

In David Baldacci novels, there’s always a matter of urgency with high stakes that requires bold action to resolve.

In Buncombe County, literacy is a matter of such critical importance.

According to Ashley Lasher, executive director of the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, illiteracy is a serious but somewhat hidden issue here, with 10 percent of county residents lacking basic literacy skills. To help raise awareness and funding for its literacy programs, the council is holding its eighth annual Authors for Literacy event Sept. 11 with Baldacci as the keynote speaker.

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