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National Book Award Winner & African-American Lit Scholar Speaks Nov. 5

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October 17, 2010
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series is the largest fundraising event for the Friends of the OSU Library. On Nov. 5, Dr. Charles Johnson headlines the annual dinner, lecture and book signing.

Johnson has written 18 books, including Middle Passage which won the 1990 National Book Award for fiction. He has also worked as an editor, cartoonist and journalist, and until his 2009 retirement after 33 years of teaching, was a very popular professor at the University of Washington.

His work focuses on the most philosophical issues of our time, and he regularly challenges readers’ beliefs. His ultimate goal is articulating the broader view of the human experience that transcends race.

This year’s H. Louise & H.E. "Ed" Cobb Speaker Series will be held Nov. 5 in the OSU Library. The welcome reception begins at 6 p.m., with the dinner and lecture at 6:45 p.m. A book signing will follow; selections of Johnson's work will be available for purchase.

Individual tickets are $100; half is a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the OSU Library. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the OSU Libraries.

For more information or to make reservation call 405-744-7901 or visit www.library.okstate.edu/friends/.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall10/cobb.htm
Last Updated: 20 October 2010

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