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Books for Lunch

A love for literature 

With a curriculum that promotes the joy of reading, our community is hungry for literary knowledge. Every year, we invite students and their parents to Books for Lunch—an event that brings nationally recognized, award-winning  authors to Seven Hills to discuss their work and inspire our community.

Sy Montgomery

New York Times Bestseller, National Geographic scriptwriter, and adventurer, Sy Montgomery, is Seven Hills’ Books for Lunch author for the 2018-19 school year. Mark your calendars for the 33rd annual event luncheon on Feb. 8, 2019, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Invitations will follow in early January. Montgomery, a naturalist billed as “Part Indiana Jones and part Emily Dickinson” by The Boston Globe, is the author of 20 books for the young and old, including, “Soul of an Octopus,” “Birdology,” and “The Good Pig,” to name a few.

To research books, films and articles, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana. “Sy Montgomery’s work is so informative and appeals to such a broad audience,” said Seven Hills Upper School parents and Books for Lunch co-chairs Shelly Smith and Teresa Weirich. “For example, “Birdology” is perfect! Its short-story format fits in the precious few moments free for reading. And after you finish the book, you will be laughing and way smarter than before.”

More Information about Books For Lunch

Sy Montgomery will be at Seven Hills on Feb. 8. To order books, reserve tickets, and for more information on being a sponsor, contact Shelly Smith at Visitors to the website can purchase individual tickets, an entire table, or sponsor a teacher/student using a credit card.

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2019 Books for Lunch Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

The Robert & Adele Schiff Family Foundation, Inc.

Best Seller Sponsors

Kari & David Ellis
Karen Meyer & Rick Michelman

Manuscript Sponsors

Amy & Andrew DeWitt
Maria Kalomenidou & Yannis Skoufalos
Lisa Lee & Mike Nordlund
Kelly & Stephen Lower
Shelly & Matt Smith
Leslie & Andy Spooner
Jen & John Stein

First Draft Sponsors

Nupur Anand & Sandhya Shenai
Sue & Steve Baggott
R. Denise Caccavari & Alex Frohn
Nancy & Jay Clark
Lisa & Chester Eng
Wendy & Todd Gardner
Anita & Tom Gleeson
Kerstin & Eric Hagemeister
Colleen & Garth Jay
Kay Johnson & Gregg Rouan
Victoria & Henry Karamanoukian
Robin & Daniel Kiley
Sandy Lane & Jim Cole
Susan & Jeff Routh
Ann M. Schwister & Juan C. Santamarina
Kevin & Beth Shaw
Betsy & Paul Sittenfeld
Heather & Jeff Spanbauer
Leslie & Steve Veldhuis
Laura & Michael Venerable
Teresa & David Weirich
Laurence & Stefano Zenezini
Women Writing for a Change