Guest authors Jamie Ford, Anne Hillerman and Josh Chetwynd.
Possibly one of the best evenings with just three curated authors, the Denver Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma presented the 28th annual Kappa Book & Author dinner and program at Palazzo Verdi.
The full event venue also featured walkabout food stations with carvings and savories in the adjoining Mangia Bevi. Preset sweets were offered at the dining tables.
Author Josh Chetwynd, formerly of USA Today, writes about pop culture and language and talked about his book Totally Scripted. Anne Hillerman from Santa Fe (Tony Hillerman’s daughter) discussed her book Spider Woman’s Daughter. New York Times Bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford, talked about his Love and Other Consolation Prizes.
After the author presentations that were sprinkled with personal stories and humor, book-purchase stations and signings were set up in the Madden Museum of Art.
KKG has raised more than $1 million dollars for Craig Hospital.
“Craig is as much about education as it is about physical medicine,” said President & CEO Mike Fordyce, who shared remarkable success stories. “Bejing representatives who wanted to build a neuro-rehab facility there visited 12 facilities and said Craig was clearly the best!”
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Executive Director Beth Burkes, Joan Cohen and Foundation President Susanne Vander HeydenPhotos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
Craig Hospital’s President & CEO Mike Fordyce, emcee and KKG Alum Patti Wallace Dennis (VP News at 9News, director of recruiting at Tegna), and Craig Hospital graduate and scholarship recipient Christian Eaves, who shared his amazing recovery journey at Craig.
Second-year event chair Margaret Eckel, KKG Denver Alumnae Association President Carolyn Pierini, Barbara Goettelman, Susan Harned, Mary Pat Brennan, Jean Levitt and Jane Wiltshire—all past Book & Author chairs.
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