4X4CLT Reading: Reginald Dwayne Betts

09/09/2022 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM ET


Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement
2319 Wellesley Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
Room Number: Queens University of Charlotte
Building Number: Kathryn Greenhoot Recital Hall


Charlotte Lit welcomes Reginald Dwayne Betts for our final 4X4CLT poetry+art poster release and reading, with presenting partner Arts at Queens. 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. Doors open and reception begins at 5:30. Presentation and reading begins 6:30, with book signing to follow.

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

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