This event has ended

ODU Presents An Evening with Wil Haygood: The Creative Genius Behind "The Butler"

ODU

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Columbus, OH

Ticket Information

Type End     Quantity
RSVP for Event Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share ODU Presents An Evening with Wil Haygood: The Creative Genius Behind "The Butler"

Event Details

Thank you to all who registered. We are now SOLD OUT for this event and cannot accept RSVP's for further tickets.

On Sept. 12, Wil Haygood returns to Ohio Dominican University to launch and discuss his book, “The Butler,” which has inspired the upcoming major motion picture, “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” starring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave and Lenny Kravitz.

More than forty years after first stepping foot onto the ODU campus as a high school student, Wil Haygood, multi-published author and award-winning writer for The Washington Post, returns to ODU to launch “The Butler.”

"The Butler” was inspired by a series of articles Haygood wrote for The Washington Post in 2008 about Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight U.S. presidents. Haygood’s articles also have inspired a major motion picture, “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” scheduled for release on Aug. 16.

As a high school student, Haygood participated in ODU’s Upward Bound Program during the summers from 1970-72.

This event includes a discussion at 7 p.m. with Haygood and Steve Reiss, Haygood’s former editor at The Washington Post, as well as a book signing.

This event is free and open to the public.


Wil Haygood, columnist for The Washington Post, is the author of

Have questions about ODU Presents An Evening with Wil Haygood: The Creative Genius Behind "The Butler"? Contact ODU

When & Where



Alumni Hall Gymnasium
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.