Literary giants in benefit performance
"An Evening with Harry, Carrie and Garp" will benefit two non-profit organisations, which includes Doctors Without Borders.Updated: May 12, 2006 19:31 IST
Authors J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving will read selections from their own works during two benefit performances at Radio City Music Hall, New York, this summer. The readings from the creators of Harry Potter (Rowling), Cell, The Shawshank Redemption and Carrie (King) and The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules(Irving) will be held on August 1-2, 2006.
"An Evening with Harry, Carrie and Garp" will benefit two non-profit organisations: The Haven Foundation, which helps performing artists whose accidents or illnesses have left them uninsured and unable to work, and Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian group that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries.
The benefit was conceived by King, who called it "a dream come true for me."
|J K Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving will be in New York this August to raise money for two non-profit organisations|
"It's a chance for me to read with two great writers while supporting two very deserving organizations at the same time," he said in a statement.
Rowling, who is making her first visit to the U.S. since 2000, said, "Stephen (King) pretended to be in suspense about my answer, but frankly, this was easily one of the most enticing propositions ever put to me in an envelope."
Irving, a close friend of King's, said he looked forward to meeting Rowling, and credited her with "introducing an entire generation of readers to long, complicated, plotted novels."
First Published: May 12, 2006 18:40 IST