DWA 2020 Gala

Reading makes you feel good! Join us for Raising A Reader MA's first-ever virtual event on Thursday, October 15, at 6 PM. Meet over 30 esteemed authors during this high-energy, interactive fundraiser, live auction, and other exciting surprises.

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Thank you to our:
"Feel ECSTATIC" sponsors: Susan and John Simon
"Feel JOYFUL" sponsors: Amundi Pioneer Asset Management USA, PNC Bank, Summit Partners, Bill Barke, and Jessica and Joshua Lutzker
"Feel HAPPY" sponsors: TD Bank, Deloitte, UniFirst, Biogen, FGS, Gregg and Robin Dooling, Kate Enroth and Dana Schmaltz, Lisa and Jonathan Slawsby, Francine Rosenzweig, Brian Bell and Rakel Meir
"Feel GREAT" sponsors: Ernst & Young, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, HarborOne Bank, Justin Hayward, Daryl Andrews, Jonathan Nesbit, Aria Glasgow
"Feel GOOD" Sponsors and Then Some: Carol McKean Events, Susan and Julian Houston, Kristin and Barry Hynes, Harvard Pilgrim, CBIZ, Louise Elving and Stephen Carr

Additional sponsorship information can be found in this PDF: Sponsorship Handout.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Lang, Development and Communications Manager, at jason@raisingareaderma.org.

Our Authors

DWA 2020 Author Books

Ace Atkins...The Shameless, Quinn Colson series, Robert B. Parker's Spenser series, and more

Jeanne McWilliams BlasbergThe Nine and Eden

Ben Bradlee, JrThe Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America

Lisa Braxton...The Talking Drum

Bill Brett...Boston: Game Changers, Boston: Irish, Boston: Inspirational Women, and more

James CarrollThe Cloister, An American Requiem, Constantine's Sword, and more

Tina Cassidy...Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?, Birth, Jackie After O, and more

Christopher Castellani...Leading Men, The Art of Perspective, All This Talk of Love, and more

Rob CocuzzoThe Road to San Donato and Tracking the Wild Coomba

Victoria Coe...Fenway and Hattie series

Amy CuddyPresence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Bill CummingsStarting Small and Making it Big

Anita DiamantThe Boston Girl, The Red Tent, and more

Elaine EisenmanBetrayed: A Survivor’s Guide to Lying, Cheating & Double Dealing, and more

Dr. Ron Ferguson...The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children

Joseph FinderHouse on Fire, Judgment, The Switch, and more

Allegra Goodman...The Chalk Artist, The Cookbook Collector, The Other Side of the Island, and more

Stan GrossfeldFenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures, and more

Calvin Hennick...Once More to the Rodeo: A Memoir

Bridget HodderThe Rat Prince

Susan HodgkinsonThe Dignity Mindset: A Leader’s Guide to building Gender Equity at Work

Pitmaster Andy HusbandsThe Smokeshop Backyard BBQ, Grill to Perfection, and more

Nataly Kogan...Happier Now

Marianne Leone...Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back and Jesse: A Mother's Story

William Martin...Bound for Gold, Back Bay, Cape Cod, and more

Claire MessudKant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write, The Burning Girl, When the World Was Steady, The Emperor's Children, and more

Ben MezrichThe Mechanic, Bitcoin Billionaires, Woolly, Bringing Down the House, and more

Tonya MezrichCharlie Numbers series

Tatsha Robertson...The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children

Hank Phillippi RyanThe First To Lie, The Murder List, Trust Me, Say No More, and more

Dan ShaughnessyFrancona: The Red Sox Years, Senior Year, and more

Casey Sherman...12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption, Ice Bucket Challenge, and more

David SinclairLifespan: Why We Age — and Why We Don’t Have To

Susan Lewis Solomont...Lost and Found in Spain and Stella the Ambassadog

Tony Tjan...Good People, Build a Successful Business: The Entrepreneurship Collection, and Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck

Dave Wedge12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption, Ice Bucket Challenge, and more

James Wood...Upstate, How Fiction Works, and more

*Due to the date change of the gala, we are in the process of confirming availability of the above authors. Please stay tuned.