The H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series is the largest fundraising event for the Friends of the OSU Library. On Nov. 5, Dr. Charles Johnson headlines the annual dinner, lecture and book signing.
Johnson has written 18 books, including Middle Passage which won the 1990 National Book Award for fiction. He has also worked as an editor, cartoonist and journalist, and until his 2009 retirement after 33 years of teaching, was a very popular professor at the University of Washington.
His work focuses on the most philosophical issues of our time, and he regularly challenges readers’ beliefs. His ultimate goal is articulating the broader view of the human experience that transcends race.
This year’s H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series will be held Nov. 5 in the OSU Library. The welcome reception begins at 6 p.m., with the dinner and lecture at 6:45 p.m. A book signing will follow at 8:30 p.m., where selections of Johnson’s work are available for purchase.
Individual tickets are $100; half is a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the OSU Library. (That’s a good deal!) Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the OSU Libraries.
For more information or to make reservation call 405-7901 or visit www.library.okstate.edu/friends/.
I’ve been to the Cobb Speaker Series before, and it was a nice, intimate evening with the guest author.