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“An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Ron Powers”

The Transitions Foundation Invites You

Friday – April 26, 2019

8:00 PM      

Conversation with Ron Powers

A presentation by Ron Powers followed by Questions and Answers

 Ticket Options

6:30 PM    

“Meet and Greet” with the Author

$75 (100 tickets are available)

A social hour with hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity to meet

the author, a complimentary copy of Flags of Our Fathers,

book signing, and preferred seating for his talk



Preferred Seating



General Admission

         (Doors open for preferred seating/general admission at 7:30 PM)

         Several of Mr. Powers’ books will be available for purchase at the event

    Tickets on Sale Now

      QCT Box Office  (217) 222-3209      OR     On-line at www.1qct.org    

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A native of Hannibal, Missouri, Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, an Emmy-winning TV commentator, a novelist, and a non-fiction writer. He is the co-author of Flags of Our Fathers and True Compass – both #1 New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction bestsellers. His biography of Mark Twain – Mark Twain: A Life – was also a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his critical writing about television for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1972. In 1985, he was presented an Emmy Award for his commentaries on CBS News Sunday Morning With Charles Kuralt.

In 2017, Mr. Powers published No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. The book details the ravages of schizophrenia, which struck both his sons and triggered the suicide of his gifted younger son Kevin in 2005. It offers a robust critique of the mental healthcare systems in our country. The New York Times reviewer wrote, “No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change.”

All proceeds from this event will support the mental

health services Transitions of Western IL provides to area residents.