We the People: New York Times columnist Charles Blow

Join us at Assembly Hall (Phillips Exeter Academy) for a talk with New York Times Op-Ed columnist and CNN commentator Charles M. Blow! Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justice, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Mr. Blow is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which elucidates the rage that builds during his turbulent childhood and his journey toward inner peace. The book won a Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize and made multiple prominent lists of best books published in 2014. People Magazine called it “searing and unforgettable.”

Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. He then went on to become the paper’s design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic Magazine.  Charles Blow has also served as Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale, where he taught a seminar on media and politics. Mr. Blow currently writes a biweekly column for the New York Times.

This event was generously sponsored by the Strickler Fund. 

We The People is a free lecture and film series, founded in 2005, that invites you to engage on issues at the intersection of current events and religion. We The People is sponsored by the Congregational, Episcopal, and UU churches of Exeter, in cooperation with Phillips Exeter Academy and Water Street Bookstore.


Event date: 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Assembly Hall/ Phillips Exeter Academy
Front Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Fire Shut Up in My Bones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544570115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015