Roy Blount, author of 24 books and longtime Sports Illustrated Senior Contributor, will speak at the Mark Twain house in November. You may remember his piece on the 1969 Cubs. Here is the press release from the MTH…..
# Roy Blount Jr.: A “Mark My Words” Event
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception – 7:30 p.m. Event
The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to present acclaimed author Roy Blount Jr.for a Mark My Words event. Blount will read from his latest book, Save Room for Pie, a lively compendium of essays, poems, songs, limericks, and news stories (both fake and real) about food. Blount will speak at the Lincoln Financial Auditorium in The Mark Twain House & Museum on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a VIP reception at 6:00 p.m.
Roy Blount Jr. is a highly accomplished writer with a versatile and distinctly humorous style. His subjects have ranged from the Pittsburgh Steelers (About Three Bricks Shy of a Load ) toDuck Soup, the Marx Brothers’ war satire (Hail, Hail Euphoria!) to two delightful examinations of words, usage, and letters themselves (Alphabet Juice and Alphabetter Juice).
His second book, Crackers, prompted Norman Mailer to say, “Page for page, Roy Blount is as funny as anyone I’ve read in a long time.”
Blount 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.
Copies of Save Room for Pie will be available for purchase.
The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Mark My Words series is generously sponsored by The Hartford, Wish You Well Foundation, and Hoffman Auto Group.
$25.00 MTH&M Members – Advance ticket sales for members only will be available on Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m.
$30.00 General Public – On sale Monday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m.
$75 VIP Reception with Roy – Save room for pie, coffee, and conversation from 6:00 to 7:00. VIP tickets include priority seating for the 7:30 event.