Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence reading

Date: November 7, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: KC Pere Marquette Room, Cook-Dewitt

Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence reading

Davy and Peter Rothbart (multigenre)

4:40-5:45pm craft talk, Pere Marquette Room, KC
6pm performance, Cook-DeWitt

Davy Rothbart’s description of their work:
I'm a longtime contributor to the public radio show This American Life, and I make a magazine called Found, which collects notes and letters that folks have plucked up off the ground or the street (http://foundmagazine.com/). I'm also a writer, with a book of short stories out from Simon & Schuster (The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas) and a book of personal essays coming out in September from Farrar,  Straus, and Giroux called My Heart is an Idiot.
Every couple of years, I hit the road with my brother Peter, a singer/songwriter, for a nationwide tour, where we perform an energetic reading/music show at theaters, rock clubs, bookstores, museums, and art spaces (we did an event last year at UICA in downtown G.R.).  I read Found notes and also my stories and personal essays (the kind of pieces I do for This American Life) and Peter plays songs based on some of the Found notes. For what it's worth, the Los Angeles Times called us "utterly engaging performers" and the Village Voice said our events were "thoughtful, compassionate, and electric."

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