Inge and Ira Rennert, Nina Rennert Davidson

Liz Smith hosted Literacy Partnersí 29th annual Evening of Readings Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, where guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, of course, readings. The evening was held in honor of best-selling author Patricia Cornwell and writer/director Tatiana von Furstenberg. Jacqueline Weld Drake received the Lizzie Award for her philanthropic efforts and dedication to improving the lives of those who grapple with illiteracy.

The evening featured readings by Bill OíReilly, Jonathan Meacham, and Elizabeth Strout to guests who included Yoko Ono, Sheila Nevins, John Demsey, Gigi Stone, Robert Zimmerman, Barbara Goldsmith, John Joseph and Carolina Zapf, Inge and Ira Rennert, and Bibhu Mohapatra.

Carolina Zapf and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech Alina Cho, Jacqueline Weld Drake

Clive Davis, Joan Collins Tatiana, Alexander, and Diane von Furstenberg

Mauro Maccioni, Joan Jedell Ira Rennert, Liz Smith  

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, Sheila Nevins, Jane Friedman, Jeffrey Sharp

Renťe Fleming   Georgia Tavlarios  

Donald and Barbara Tober, Robert Zimmerman
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