Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
2014 Storybook Heroes Luncheon for Bookspring
Austin was visited by literary royalty at the 2014 Storybook Heroes Luncheon–none other than the Cat in the Hat was seen throughout the room at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Luncheon Chairs Mindy Gomillion (aka Thing 1) and Mattie Scheihing (aka Thing 2) worked with an amazing committee to bring the Dr. Seuss books to brilliant life for the thematic décor. Special thanks go to Dwain Osborne for the phenomenal artwork. Emcee Evan Smith (The Texas Tribune) brought the house to order for remarks from Board President The Honorable Amy Clark Meachum and Executive Director Joan Wabschall. They had a lot to be proud of as Bookspring provided over 100,000 books, free of charge, to Austin children in the fiscal year of 2012-2013. Honored at the luncheon was Pat Fuszek–the first Executive Director of Reading is Fundamental in Austin, and 3M for its continued support of Bookspring as encouraged by Russell Bridges. Keynote Speaker Dr. Ari Brown provided outstanding focus on the importance of children’s literacy.
For more information about Bookspring, please visit www.bookspring.org
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…