Chirstopher Hitchens speaking in Washington DC – June 13

I don’t post about local events very often, because any readers outside of DC won’t be able to attend, however, when the event is a chance to meet Christopher Hitchens, I think it’s fair to make an exception…


Join the Center for Inquiry DC for a discussion with outspoken public intellectual Christopher Hitchens about his new book, “Hitch 22: A Memoir”. Christopher Hitchens will be interviewed by Austin Dacey, author of the “The Secular Conscience” and former United Nations representative for the Center for Inquiry.

English-born and American by adoption, bohemian, all atheist and partly Jewish, Christopher Hitchens has held to a consistent thread of principle whether opposing war in Vietnam or supporting intervention in Iraq. As a foreign correspondent in some of the world’s nastiest places, a lecturer and teacher and an esteemed literary critic, Hitchens manifests a style that is ironic, witty, and tough-minded while his contradictions contain multitudes.

Christopher Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, England and worked in Britain as book reviewer for the Times and chief foreign correspondent for the Daily Express. After emigrating to the United States in 1981, he wrote the “Minority Report” column for The Nation. Since 1992, he has been columnist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair and, at different times, Washington editor and columnist for Harper’s magazine and American columnist and correspondent for the Spectator, the New Statesman, the Times Literary Supplement, Sunday Today, and the Sunday Correspondent. Hitchens writes regularly for the Atlantic Monthly and Slate, and is the author of God is Not Great, Letters to a Young Contrarian and Why Orwell Matters.

to receive free admission, priority seating and a discount off the list price of “Hitch 22″.

Friends of the Center must register to receive priority seating.

Friends of the Center Registration: Free

Friends of the Center Registration incl. “Hitch 22″ book: $23

Public Registration: $10

Public Registration incl. “Hitch 22″ book: $30

Support the Center with your book purchase! All proceeds benefit the Center for Inquiry DC.

Books will be at will call. Plan to arrive early to sign in!


Facebook page: HERE.


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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