Last night Behind the Book successfully hosted its Fourth Annual Benefit at the William Bennett Gallery in SoHo. There were drinks! Hors d’oeuvres (which, incidentally, were the only food in a five block radius)! Literary celebrities! Budding writers! Brilliant teachers! Enticing auction items! A good cause! And, perhaps most crucially, people willing to part with their money to support the cause.
Sass aside, all of us at Behind the Book would like sincerely to thank everybody in attendance, and particularly those whose generosity will help facilitate more and better programming at increasingly strained public-schools. We hope everyone left with the same sense of inspiration we did after hearing Randy Cohen’s impassioned defense of reading, Ray Pultinas’ striking poem about the teacher’s challenge, and the winning stories of our Do The Right Thing Writing Contest sponsored by Spike Lee.
Thank you all so much for your support and involvement. We are, after all, in this to do the right thing.