Writer/producer David Simon is the featured speaker at the Mercantile Library's annual Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture. This year's theme is "Writing to Change the World."
Simon is best known as the creator of the highly acclaimed HBO series The Wire and is a Baltimore-based author, journalist and writer-producer for television, specializing in criminal justice and urban issues.
The Wire chronicled with graphic reality and memorable characters Baltimore’s streets, politics, police department, schools and newspaper. Simon is producer of the new HBO series Treme, which explores life in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Join Simon for a reception at 7 p.m. and lecture at 8 p.m.
Read Jason Gargano's interview with Simon here.