We are pleased to announce our first annual St John of Damascus Award Fundraising Toast and Roast, a fundraising event for Eighth Day Institute.
Join us on Saturday evening, August 26, 7:00 pm at St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral to honor somebody whose life exemplifies our mission of cultural renewal. It's our version of a lifetime achievement award.
This year's inaugural award will be presented to Warren Farha, founder and owner of Eighth Day Books.
Here's a schedule for the evening:
7:00 pm Doors open for cocktail hour with music from an Eighth Day Books playlist.
8:00 pm Present St. John of Damascus Award.
8:10 pm Reflection on building Eighth Day Books by Warren Farha.
8:35 pm Warren Farha answers your questions.
*Do you have a question you've always wanted to ask Warren? Here's your chance: submit your question for Warren via email here.
9:00 pm Toasts & Roasts.
9:50 pm Concluding remarks.
Warren's favorite appetizer, dessert, and beverages will be provided.
Special beverages will be a part of our summer fundraising drive to recruit monthly Eighth Day Members. Sign up as a monthly Member at the event, and we'll provide special beverages for you (and your table), based on the level of membership chosen. Memberships can be canceled at any time after the event.
Or sign up as a monthly member now and we'll waive the entry fee for you and your significant other. But please do let us know you're attending beforehand through a short email so we can reserve a seat(s) for you!
Please purchase your ticket at THIS LINK in advance to reserve your spot.
Seating is limited and we do anticipate seats to be sold out.
Our first two Inklings Festivals were a great success. But Kansas summers are scorchers and we all experienced that crazy heat both years (101 degrees in 2015, 106 degrees in 2017!).
So this year we've decided to make it an Octoberfest. We've also scheduled it in conjunction with the annual anniversary party for Eighth Day Books, which falls on the third weekend of October. It will be their 29th year anniversary!
Planning is in the works, including a confirmation from Joseph Pearce as our keynote speaker. More details will follow soon.
In the meantime, mark your calendar for the weekend of Oct 20-22.