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12th annual Literary Voices dinner features Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner


Nancy Ellis, Khaled Hosseini, and Mariam Mufti talk at the patrons party at the 12th annual Literary Voices dinner.  (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

Another great author was featured at the 12th annual Literary Voices dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Khaled Hosseini, from San Jose, Calif., author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountain Echoed, was speaker for the event. He engaged in a conversation on stage with moderator Dr. Mariam Mufti, He answered questions about his books and about being a physician.

Elaine Levy and Cindi Shelby were co-chairmen of the event. Committee members were Brian T. Alford, Catherine Armitage, Tina Beal, Sherry Beasley, Dede Benham, Marilyn Bethea, Annie Bohanon, Karen Browne, Robert Clements, Sody Clements, Terri Cooper, Rita Gunter Dearmon, Karen Delaney, Debby Dudman, Ellen Fleming, Joan Frates, Linda Garrett, Julie Hall, Nancy Hall, Kirk Hammons, Jane Harlow, Tamara Hermen, Sarah Hogan, Gail Huneryager, Karleen Krywucki, Lana Lopez, Penny McCaleb, Caroline Patton, Mary Price, Tina Ridley, Diana Robinson, Meg Salyer, Suzie Symcox, Pam Taylor, Jane Thompson, Lauren Voth and Kathy Williams. Roberts Clements is Library Endowment Trust President.

Rita Gunter Dearmon was presented the 2014 Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award.

On the tables for the seated dinner were orchids and rocks with “Peace” written on them, along with white candles. Dinner was filet of beef and apricot chicken with Brandy ices and pecan kisses for dessert.

Guests included Cindy and Hugh Rice, Jane and David Thompson,  Penny and John McCaleb, Sarah and Dan Hogan, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Nancy Anthony, Sody and Robert Clements, Jose Freede, Martha Williams, Judy Love, Donna Vogel, Patti Leeman, Joan Gilmore, Mary and Bill Price, Debby and Paul Dudman, Tina and Elby Beal, Kirk Hammons, Billy Bowden, Lana and Dave Lopez, Meg Slayer, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Jenny and David Kallenberger, Cindi and Mike Shelby and Peggy and Doug Cummings, Gail and Bill Beals.




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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›