Bestselling Author, Rhodes Scholar, and Decorated Veteran Speaks at FCC, the Weinberg Center




Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) is pleased to announce that the highly acclaimed bestselling author Wes Moore will be speaking in April at their annual Frederick Reads event. This program is a collaborative effort between FCPL, Frederick Community College, and the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Moore is currently touring the country to promote his latest work, “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City,” a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the frontlines of the protests that overtook Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.

Moore’s free talks in Frederick County will also highlight his earlier New York Times Bestseller, “The Other Wes Moore” as well as its young adult version “Discovering Wes Moore.” These titles chronicle the lives of two kids named Wes Moore who both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods. The author’s journey took him from wayward inner city youth to decorated combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, social entrepreneur, and business leader while the other Wes Moore ended up convicted of murder and serving a life sentence.

Moore will make two appearances, the first on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, and the second on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.

Both events are open to the public, tickets are free but required and can be obtained beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at, by phone at 301-600-2828, or in person at the Weinberg Center for the Arts box office at 20 West Patrick Street.

This program is also supported by The C. Burr Artz Trust, The Ausherman Family Foundation, Frederick Arts Council, Delaplaine Foundation, Curious Iguana, and Plamondon Hospitality.

About Frederick County Public Libraries

Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL)’s mission is to facilitate the public’s freedom to explore, to invent, and to transform. FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

About Frederick Community College

With teaching and learning as its primary focus, Frederick Community College prepares a diverse student body to complete their goals of workforce preparation and credentialing, transfer, career development, and personal enrichment. FCC offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs in flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online, and hybrid options.

About The Weinberg Center for the Arts

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick Maryland, the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.