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August 30, 2012
Special BWR Teen Event: "Discovering Wes Moore"
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2012
Contact: Eryn Morgan, 412-578-2464, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents WES MOORE
“Discovering Wes Moore”
Thursday, September 13, 2012,
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at Kaufmann Center, 7:00pm
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures announces the appearance of New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m., at the Hill House Kaufmann Center in Pittsburgh’s Historic Hill District.
“Discovering Wes Moore,” is a program about the life of Wes Moore, author, decorated combat veteran, White House fellow, and Rhodes Scholar. It’s also about another man named Wes Moore, who is serving a life sentence for felony murder. Both grew up in Baltimore and are close in age, similarities which makes their contrasting stories even more interesting. The program highlights the differences in their lives and choices that made all the difference in their success or struggles.
Wes Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a paratrooper and captain in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and as a White House Fellow in the U.S. Department of State. He was named one of the top young business leaders in America and has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, which featured him in the article, "The New Greatest Generation." His memoir, The Other Wes Moore, is about a kid with his same name, who grew up in the same neighborhood, but who ended up in prison for felony murder, and about the differences in their lives that made all the difference in determining their futures--like staying in school. The book has recently been revised for the teen audience and will be published in September with a new title, Discovering Wes Moore.
This Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures special event is presented in partnership with Hill House Association and with support from the Succop Charitable Family Trust. Signed copies of the memoir, The Other Wes Moore and the YA version of the memoir, Discovering Wes Moore, will be available for purchase at the event from Mystery Lovers Bookshop, the exclusive independent bookseller for Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, with a storefront located in Oakmont, PA.
Tickets for Kids 18 and younger are $5, however kids 3 and under are free with lap pass. Adults are $10 or 2 for $15. Tickets are available online at www.pittsburghlectures.org or by phone during weekday business hours at 412-622-8866. Tickets will also be available at the Kauffman Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Contact Eryn Morgan for more information at 412.578.2464.
August 30, 2012
"Discovering Wes Moore" is a thing 2Do
Looking for something 2Do this Thursday, September 13th? Come here the inspirational story of Wes Moore at Hill House Kaufmann Auditorium. Tickets are still available and are only $5 for Kids and $10 for Adults. More information is available by calling 412.622.8866.