Actor/author Ethan Hawke appears at Powell’s City of Books on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign RULES FOR A KNIGHT!
Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke’s Rules for a Knight (Knopf) is a parable with the appeal of Arthurian legend, the economy of Aesop, and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Hawke.
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Author Sarah Vowell (also the voice of Violet Parr in The Incredibles) appears at BookPeople on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM to present and sign her new book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Tickets are available at the link…
If you’ve never enjoyed history, you’ve never read Sarah Vowell. We’re stoked to have “The Madonna of Americanah” (LA Times), This American Life contributor, and author of several books, including Assassination Vacation, school us on Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. Join us for an insightful and hilarious portrait of a nation’s idealism and its reality. The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States from BookPeople.
EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line.
Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States from BookPeople.
Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.
Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
October 27, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
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Clermont Comic Con, Sunday November 22nd, adds new guests!
WWE Hall Of Famer – Afa the Wild Samoan
WWE Legend – Fred Ottman AKA Tugboat/Typhoon and The Shockmaster
Justin Ponsor – Illustator/Colorist for Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy, Invincible Iron Man, Star Wars, and Ultimate Spider-man, Uncanny Inhumans
for more info on Clermont Comic Con check out their website!
A true living legend of comedy, John Cleese co-founded the landmark British comedy troupe Monty Python and starred in classic films like A Fish Called Wanda and TV series like Fawlty Towers. Now he comes to Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College for Not Dead Yet, an evening of revealing, hilarious and sometimes mean-spirited stories from his life and his new autobiography, So, Anyway. He’ll take you behind the scenes of such eminently quotable comedies as Monty Python’s The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which served as the inspiration for the Tony-winning Broadway smash Spamalot.
Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
Actor/author Taye Diggs (Murder in the First, Private Practice, Rent) appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new children’s book MIXED ME!
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase MIXED ME! at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning November 5th at 9am
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Author Sarah Vowell (also the voice of Violet Parr in The Incredibles) appears at The Neptune on Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Tickets (includes a copy of Sarah Vowell’s new book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States; redeemable at show) available at the link. General admission, seated.
STG Presents Sarah Vowell at the Neptune in Seattle on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Ticket includes entry to show + book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (out Oct. 20, 2015).
This engagement is in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.
Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music and the odd cranky cartographer. Her forthcoming book is entitled Lafayette in the Somewhat United States(Riverhead, October 2015).
Vowell’s previous book, Unfamiliar Fishes (2011) is the intriguing history of our 50th state, Hawaii, annexed in 1898. Replete with a cast of beguiling and often tragic characters, including an overthrown Hawaiian queen, whalers, missionaries, sugar barons, Teddy Roosevelt and assorted con men,Unfamiliar Fishes is another history lesson in Americana as only Vowell can tell it – with brainy wit and droll humor.
The Wordy Shipmates examines the New England Puritans and their journey to and impact on America. She studies John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” and the bloody story that resulted from American exceptionalism. And she also traces the relationship of Winthrop, Massachusetts’ first governor, and Roger Williams, the Calvinist minister who founded Rhode Island – an unlikely friendship that was emblematic of the polar extremes of the American foundation. Throughout she reveals how American history can show up in the most unexpected places in our modern culture, often in poignant ways.
Her book Assassination Vacation (2005) is a haunting and surprisingly hilarious road trip to tourist sites devoted to the murders of presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. Vowell examines what these acts of political violence reveal about our national character and our contemporary society.
She is also the author of two essay collections, The Partly Cloudy Patriot (2002) and Take the Cannoli (2000). Her first book Radio On (1997), is her year-long diary of listening to the radio in 1995.
Vowell was a contributing editor for the public radio show This American Life from 1996-2008, where she produced numerous commentaries and documentaries and toured the country in many of the program’s live shows. She was one of the original contributors to McSweeney’s, also participating in many of the quarterly’s readings and shows. She has been a columnist for Salon.com, Time and San Francisco Weekly and continues to write occasional essays for the opinion page of the New York Times.
Vowell has made numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in Brad Bird’s Academy Award-winning The Incredibles, a Pixar Animation Studios film.
Vowell is the president of the board of 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for students aged 6-18 in Brooklyn.
1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
David Spade (SNL, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 17th at 12:30 PM!
Almost Interesting is the hilarious and biting memoir from actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alum David Spade. Sometimes dirty, sometimes just plain silly, Spade reminds us what made him one of our favorite funny people. Please note: this is a booksigning only.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Sarah Vowell appears at the Madison Central Library on Friday October 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Community Room 301 & 302.
From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette–the one Frenchman we could all agree on–and an insightful portrait of a nation’s idealism and its reality.
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him.
The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette’s arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted this country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past.
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with some of the instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many more.
Doors will open at 6:05 PM.
About Presenter Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books on American history and culture, including Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, as well as the essay collections Take the Cannoli and Radio On. She was a contributing editor for This American Life as well as one of the original contributors to McSweeney’s. She has been a columnist for Salon, Time and San Francisco Weekly and continues to write occasional essays for the opinion page of the New York Times. Vowell has made numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in Brad Bird’s Academy Award-winning The Incredibles, a Pixar Animation Studios film.
Madison Central Library
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Rainn Wilson, star of The Office, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 PM to sign his new memoir THE BASSOON KING!
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. The Bassoon King is Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
PETER MAYHEW (the actor who portrays Chewbacca), GERRY DUGGAN (writer of Deadpool and the all new Chewbacca comic!), MIKE HAWTHORNE (artist of the all new Deadpool #1!), and PHIL NOTO (artist of the all new Chewbacca #1!) appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401