Writers R. Dwayne Betts and Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation
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The last date listed for Writers R. Dwayne Betts & Ta-Nehisi Coates was Friday October 14, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Event was actually held in the church across the street from the Folger Theatre, and it was the first event on the Pen-Faulkner series for this year. Featured 2 Baltimore writers, with Coates probably better known as he is a writer at The Atlantic Monthly. Both read from their books, then participated in a discussion with questioning led by a local writing professor. Although both are good writers, Betts is the more interesting story as he went to jail at 16, for 8 years. Since then he has published at least 3 books, and is on his way to a writing fellowship at Harvard.
Discussion was great focusing on life's events that shaped them as writers, goals for the future, etc, etc
I thought it was great and hope to attend similar events in the future
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Visit R. Dwayne Betts’ website for bio info, a bibliography and more.
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