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J. Robert Parkinson of Siesta Key will be the guest speaker for Literacy Matters, the annual luncheon fundraiser of The Literacy Council of Sarasota, on March 28 at Michael's on East, the Council has announced. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Hayley Wielgus, ABC7 news anchor, will be the mistress of ceremonies, a news release says. Parkinson has been a writer, executive coach and educator throughout his professional career, the release continues. He has worked in academia, business and government. "His keen and often humorous insights into every- day communication have convinced and challenged audiences to rethink how they construct and exchange their messages," the release points out. Proceeds from the program will benefit the adult literacy programs of The Literacy Council, the release notes. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship lev- els range from $150 to $5,000. For more information or tickets, visit saraso- or call 955-0421. % PARKINSON TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT LITERACY COUNCIL EVENT J. Robert Parkinson/Contributed photo Don't have your own subscription to The Sarasota News Leader? Subscribe for FREE and receive a weekly notiļ¬cation when the latest issue is available online. FREE SUBSCRIPTION Sarasota News Leader March 7, 2014 Page 98

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