Tom Wolfe, the man who brought us "Bonfire of the Vanities," "The Right Stuff" and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," speaks in Charlotte Thursday, Oct. 28, as part of a major Charlotte Mecklenburg Library fundraiser.
Wolfe will discuss his upcoming novel, "Back to Blood," with Rolfe Neill, retired publisher of The Charlotte Observer. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall. It'll be followed by a dinner in the Urban Garden, One Bank of America Center on College Street.
Tickets are $300 each, and only a few remain. To purchase, contact Dick Pahle at 704-416-0617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All event expenses are being covered with donations, including support from three corporate sponsors -- Bank of America, Barry Evans Josephs & Snipes and TIAA-CREF. Organizers hope to raise $100,000 for early childhood literary services.