The Whatcom Literacy Council will host the annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl Thursday, November 7th from 7:00am-9:00am at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall. A $15 registration (available via the website–TICKETS GO ON SALE AFTER LABOR DAY) will be required to reserve a seat.  This event typically sells out over a month in advance, so early registration is advised.

Since 1983, the Whatcom Literacy Council has helped hundreds of adults in Whatcom County transform their lives by strengthening their literacy skills with free tutoring and small group classes. Proceeds from the event go directly to programs that help our neighbors here in Whatcom County build skills that help them get jobs and take care of their families.


This year the witty and wonderful Nancy Pearl, librarian, NPR commentator and author will return to share her favorite titles for 2019. Village Books will be on hand to sell Nancy’s recommendations.  Opening remarks will be by Clyde Ford, speaker and author of many books including Think Black, a memoir of his father, the first Black software engineer in America.

This is a fundraiser for the adult literacy programs offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council. It is expected that guests will make a donation at the event.