4X4CLT Reading: Reginald Dwayne Betts

12/03/2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM ET

Location

Midwood International & Cultural Center Auditorium
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205

Description

Charlotte Lit welcomes Reginald Dwayne Betts for our final 4X4CLT poetry+art poster release and reading. Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, whose writing interrogates and challenges our notions of justice. He transformed himself from a sixteen-year-old kid sentenced to nine years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School. He’s the author of three volumes of poetry, including his most recent, Felon. An in-demand speaker, Betts speaks about his own experiences and the role that grit, perseverance, and literature played in his success. He also lectures on mass incarceration, contemporary poetry, and the intersection of literature and advocacy. 

PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED. Send a photo of your vaccination card to staff@charlottelit.org.

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