CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- This year's Festival of Ideas will take place on March 12 and feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.
The free event, to be held at the Clay Center, is co-sponsored by The Charleston Gazette and West Virginia University.
Meacham is the former editor of Newsweek and is now the executive editor at Random House.
He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House." His most recent work -- "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" -- made its debut late last year.
More details of Meacham's Charleston appearance will be made available as they are confirmed.
Since 1999, the Gazette-WVU series has brought numerous historians, journalists, writers, poets, political analysts and other scholars to Charleston to broaden public awareness of crucial topics.