Roy Blount, Jr. in conversation
Thursday, November 7
7:30 - 9:00 pm
, Pease Auditorium, EMU
Author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. is a frequent guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "A Prairie Home Companion." His one-man show at the American Place Theatre was described by the New Yorker as "the most humorous and engaging 50 minutes in town."
Don't miss the man "known to the critics as the next Mark Twain" on stage with WEMU's Bob Eccles!
Thursday November 7
Pease Auditorium is located at W. Cross St. and College Place on Eastern Michigan University's campus (map and directions)
This event is free and open to the public, courtesy of the Ypsilanti District Library.
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About Roy Blount, Jr.
Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books, about everything from the first woman president of the United States to what barnyard animals are thinking. Latest is Alphabetter Juice: The Joy of Text, before that was Hail, Hail Euphoria: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup.
He is a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, ex-president of the Authors Guild, a member of PEN and the Fellowship of Southern Authors, a New York Public Library Literary Lion, a Boston Public Library Literary Light, a usage consultant to the American Heritage Dictionary, and an original member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. He comes from Decatur, Georgia and lives in western Massachusetts.
He has jumped out of a plane, graduated (conditionally) from race-car driving school, scuba-dived with sharks, sung on stage (as a member of the authors' rock band Rock Bottom Remainders) with Bruce Springsteen and Stephen King, hit a game-winning Texas Leaguer (and had limes thrown at him) in Venezuela, caught catfish with his bare hands in Illinois; and ridden a camel in Kenya, a dolphin in the Florida Keys, an elephant in L.A.
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