Jonny Sun, author of Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, appears in conversation with Linda Holmes at Politics & Prose on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
Based on the Twitter account @jonnysun, Sun’s book tells the winsome story of a lonely alien named Jonny, sent on a mission to observe Earth. As he encounters different sorts of Earthlings, Jonny experiences a range of emotions from anxiety to love. He comes to feel at home among his new companions, and his genuine interest encourages animals to open up to him. Writing from within his character’s persona, Sun, who is also an architect, a designer, an engineer, an artist, a playwright, and a comedy writer, explores ideas of identity, friendship, and belonging. With charm, humor, and endearing typos he demonstrates the empathy and imagination that are perhaps humanity’s most telling and valuable feature. Sun will be in conversation with Linda Holmes, writer and editor for NPR’s entertainment blog, Monkey See, and co-host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast.
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