An Evening with Leonard Pitts, Jr.

celebrating black history month
7:00 PM
February 22, 2019
Central Library

Special Event Center (1st floor)
710 W. César Chávez St.
An Evening with Leonard Pitts, Jr.

In a career spanning more than 35 years, Leonard Pitts, Jr. has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer, a lecturer, and author of a series of critically-acclaimed books, including his latest, a novel called The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II.

Pitts was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and is a three-time recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence. He was chosen NABJ’s 2008 Journalist of the Year and is a five-time recipient of the Atlantic City Press Club’s National Headliners Award, and a seven-time recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award. In 2001, he received the American Society of Newspaper Editors prestigious ASNE Award for Commentary Writing and was named Feature of the Year - Columnist by Editor and Publisher magazine. In 2002, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Pitts its inaugural Columnist of the Year award.

Join us for this opportunity to meet Leonard Pitts and hear him discuss his work. This event is part of the Third Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas with support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and PEN America. Hopeton Hay, Host and Producer of KAZI Book Review will moderate.

7:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2019
Central Library

Special Event Center (1st floor)
512-974-7400 | 710 W. César Chávez St.
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