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An Evening with Anthony Lewis

An Evening with Anthony Lewis | FTRF Member Reception


The Freedom to Read Foundation Presents:
An Evening with Anthony Lewis

The Freedom to Read Foundation, in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, proudly presents "An Evening with Anthony Lewis" on January 14, 2008, in conjunction with the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Lewis is one of the country's preeminent First Amendment experts and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.

Serving as moderator for the discussion will be Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, a member of the FTRF Board of Trustees, and a First Amendment expert in his own right.

Lewis Book Cover

Date: Monday, January 14, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. (special FTRF member reception begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA (Independence Mall)

Admission:  $12 Constitution Center and Freedom to Read Foundation members, $15 non-members, $6 K-12 students and teachers.

Advance ticket purchase required - Call  (215) 409-6700.

This event is the third in a series of annual author events sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation.

Following the program, Lewis and Finan will sign copies of their most recent books.

Mr. Lewis' book, Freedom for the Thought We Hate, has been hailed as "a stirring account of America's evolving idea of liberty" by Publisher's Weekly. A columnist for the New York Times op-ed page from 1969 through 2001, Mr. Lewis has been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University since 1983. His previous books are Gideon's Trumpet, Portrait of a Decade and Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. Mr. Finan's latest book, From the Palmer Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America, was highly praised by critics. Library Journal said it "[c]ould be the definitive study of a perpetually complex, contentious issue." Both books will be sold courtesy of Joseph Fox Bookshop.

We hope you can join us for this exciting event!


FTRF Member Reception

FTRF members are invited to meet Anthony Lewis and Chris Finan at a special reception prior to the program.

Date: Monday, January 14, 2008

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia

To RSVP: Call (800) 545-2433, Ext. 4226 or email 

Note: You are not required to attend the program in order to attend the reception.    

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Third Annual FTRF Author Event: An Evening with Anthony Lewis. Cosponsored by the National Constitution Center, January 14, 2008.