Chatham Literacy will host its 8th annual Spring for Literacy Luncheon on April 19 (11 am – 2 pm) at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. This year’s keynote speaker is the renowned author Clyde Edgerton with an introduction by NC Bookwatch host D.G. Martin. Clyde Edgerton is the author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays. His talks are always packed with energy, humor and wisdom. He plans to read excerpts from his most recent work of non-fiction, and a short story and its genesis. He may even sing a song or two. The Spring for Literacy Luncheon is an important annual fundraising and awareness raising event for Chatham Literacy. Chatham Literacy provides free tutoring to adults in reading, writing, English for Speakers of Other Languages and workforce soft skills, as well as citizenship and GED preparation.