He's Back: Dr. Cornel West


Dr. Cornel West Returns to Charlotte to discuss his latest work, BROTHER WEST: LIVING AND LOVING OUT LOUD, the first memoir about the life of Cornel West.


New Book Defines a Notable Cultural Icon
(Charlotte, NC) October 8, 2009– World renown cultural and intellectual icon Dr. Cornel West will be the keynote speaker at the next “Change is Coming to Charlotte” event series on October 30, 2009 at Spirit Square. In addition to West’s lecture, there will be live jazz, spoken word poetry, a book signing, and meet and greet with Dr. West. This is an evening of entertainment suitable for the entire family. This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Charlotte Literary Festival’s “Kickoff to Writing” scholarship program.

Educator and philosopher Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. Known as one of America’s most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals, he is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America’s dialogue on race and justice; and the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters. He is the recipient of the American Book Award and holds more than 20 honorary degrees.


Location – Knights Theater (Blumenthal PAC)
430 S. Tryon Street (corner of S. Tryon St & MLK Blvd.)

Date – Friday, October 30, 2009Time – 7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

Admission - $29, $39 and $49 (Call for group rates)


For ticket information about the Change is Coming to Charlotte event series, please contact Darren “Jaz” Vincent at Real Eyes Bookstore: 704.377.8989 or visit http://www.carolinatix.org/. Media inquiries: 704.965.3297 or Jameka@jswmediagroup.com.


About The Charlotte Literary Festival

The Charlotte Literary Festival is an annual event held in Charlotte, NC that focuses on youth and adult literature and literacy. Each year the festival hosts a myriad of local, regional and national authors from various genres. Our mission at The Charlotte Literary Festival is to foster an atmosphere of unity, awareness and growth, through literature, art and culture. http://www.charlotteliteraryfestival.org/.



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