Creating Room to Read, A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

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Date: February 18, 2013 Time: 12:00 - 13:30 Location: Fasken Martineau, 555 Burrard Street
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Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Fasken Martineau, Boardroom, 29th Floor, 555 Burrard Street
Ticket Cost: $35
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Group Name: Room to Read Vancouver Chapter and Fasken Martineau
Twitter Account Name: @RoomtoRead_Van and @FaskenMartineau
Twitter Topic Hashtag: #RTRYVR

Event Information

Please join Fasken Martineau and the Vancouver Chapter of Room to Read as they present John Wood and celebrate the release of his new book CREATING ROOM TO READ: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy.

Following his highly acclaimed first book, social entrepreneur and Room to Read founder, John Wood tells the story of what happened when Room to Read began to scale beyond his wildest dreams. As he launches his international book tour, John discusses the award-winning non-profit he started after leaving the corporate world to pursue his passion. CREATING ROOM TO READ chronicles John’s journey to tackle the organization’s next steps—the challenges of balancing business expansion and integrity, and raising funds in a difficult economy. Learn more about how this start-up became an enormously successful global organization that has impacted the lives of more than 7 million children.

“John Wood is building a global movement around literacy and gender equality. Creating Room to Read offers a blueprint for transforming lives…and eventually the world.”—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

“A refreshing reminder of the power of libraries—their ability to transform
individual lives and strengthen communities.”—Melinda Gates

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