Heritage Writers Guild: The St. George Literary Arts Festival welcomes Christopher Phillips on Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 AM. Phillips presentation is titled “The Sorcery of Literature.” This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Udvar-Hazy Building, Room 121. Christopher Phillips, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Democracy Cafe (DemocracyCafe.org), dedicated to making ours a more connected understanding, and participatory world. Its flagship Socrates Cafe and Democracy Cafe endeavors continue to gain momentum worldwide after 22 years, with recently established groups in places like Qatif and Saihat, Saudi Arabia, Sujarat, India, and Seoul, South Korea, and throughout Poland. He is author of works including the critically acclaimed Constitution Cafe: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution, the bestsellers Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy and Six Questions of Socrates: A Modern-Day Journey of Discovery through World Philosophy, published in about 15 languages all told, and children’s books The Philosophers Club and Day of Why. His newest book, A Child at Heart: Unlocking Your Creativity, Curiosity and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life, ispublished in Spanish by Penguin Random House and by Skyhorse in English (it will also soon be out in Hindi and Portuguese). He has been a Network Ethics Fellow at Harvard University, a Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center, and a Senior Writing and Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He also travels the globe giving presentations and workshops, is an Investment Advisor Representative for Martin Capital Advisors, and is currently working on two new book projects, one on spirituality and the other on democracy. He is incredibly pleased and honored to facilitate the discourse at the 6th Annual Conversation with the Constitution. This event is made possible with support from the Heritage Writers Guild, Dixie State University, the St. George Arts Commission, and Utah Humanities.