Author Wes Moore will be the featured speaker at the 22nd annual Celebration of Learning on November 7, 2014. His first novel, The Other Wes Moore (2010), became a New York Times bestseller.
In his book, he tells the fascinating story of another Wes Moore - a man who shared his name and much of his personal history. About the same age and raised in the same neighborhood by a single mother, this "other Wes Moore" arrived at a starkly different fate: he now serves a life sentence without parole on murder charges. Compelled by their similar upbringings, Moore penned his book in an effort to discover how small choices make big differences in life. A young adult version of the book, titled Discovering Wes Moore, was published in 2012, and movie rights to The Other Wes Moore have been optioned by Oprah Winfrey and HBO Films.
Other highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the Julian Sinclair Smith Award for Lifelong Learning and dinner among the stacks by Cameron Mitchell Premiere Catering.
Individual tickets ($100 each) will go on sale in September. Please join us for this delightful evening!