Dr. Cornel West, the award-winning author of Race Matters, returns to Baltimore on Saturday to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom.
West was at the Baltimore Book Festival in September, where he spoke in a huge tent, that still somehow wasn't large enough to hold everyone straining to hear him. So if you missed him the first time, or just hope to hear him speak from the comfort of a seat this time, get yourself to the Pratt on Cathedral.
But for tonight, NPR fans will be glad to hear the "Voice of Books," Alan Cheuse, at the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble. Cheuse will read from his latest novel, To Catch the Lightning beginning at 7 p.m.
On Monday evening, the Maryland Writers Association will meet at Ukazoo Books, with special guest Marion Winik. Winik has written eight books of "creative nonfiction." Her latest is titled The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, which details the lives of 51 people she has known who have died. Curious? Show up and she'll tell you how she developed the concept.
And for even more Baltimore-area bookish events, see the Read Street calendar.