Neil Gaiman appears on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
HURRY! Tickets can be purchased through The Fitzgerald Theater’s box office at 651-290-1200.
Neil Gaiman is one of the most engaging, smart writers we know. (@neilhimself) Turns out he’s pretty funny, too. He’s behind the Sandman graphic novels – the only comics to ever make the New York Times bestseller list. He’s won a ton of awards for his writing – The Newberry Medal, the Carnegie Medal in Literature the Bram Stoker award. His written books and screenplays – “American Gods”, “The Graveyard Book”, “Coraline”, “Beowulf”. He returns to Wits™ this spring and charms us all with his English accent and his way with words.
Paste magazine has called him one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters.” Stephen King has said of one of Josh’s songs: “This is the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” in 1963.” Most everybody agrees Josh Ritter is a rare talent. (@joshritter) He will woo you from the stage of the Fitzgerald at this final Wits show of the season, where you can also be one of the first to get his new novel, “Bright’s Passage” (out in bookstores June 28, 2011). It’s a book that inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate say “In his debut novel Josh Ritter displays the same love of language and historical detail, the same irresistible combination of wit and earnestness, that make him such a brilliant songwriter. He’s created a genuine work of literature.” You would be crazy to not see this show.
Bonus: Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett – the Box Dwellers! For ten years Kevin Murphy (@kwmurphy) co-wrote and directed the Peabody Award-winning series Mystery Science Theater 3000, and starred as the plucky red robot Tom Servo. Bill Corbett (@billcorbett) also wrote and performed on the show as well, providing the voice of the robot Crow (v.2.0) and playing various other strange characters — including the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer (a.k.a. “Brain Guy”). They both are part of the RiffTrax team that makes MP3 tracks you can play in-sync with your favorite movies. We’ve asked them to come and riff on Wits™. They’ll be in a box seat at the Fitz, talking about the show and what people are saying on Twitter. Like our own, modern-day Statler and Waldorf.
10 E. Exchange St, St. Paul, MN
Neil Gaiman in conversation with Lev Grossman on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y. Tickets are $29.00, click here to purchase.
To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman. Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal.
Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Magicians.
The Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters Present An Evening with NEIL GAIMAN Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of American Gods on June 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets $12, available at Brown Paper Tickets online, or 800-838-3006, and at The Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco
“Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose.If you have enjoyed John Crowley’s Little, Big or Stephen King’s The Stand or the urbane horror fiction of Jonathan Carrollthen American Gods arrives just in time.” — Washington Post
“Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul.” — Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
It has been a decade since #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book) rocked the literary world with American Gods – his breathtaking tale of the war on Earth between old gods and new. For those who have yet to experience Gaiman’s bestselling tour de force — a novel USA Today called “a powerful, searing force that makes readers confront what is real and what is not” — and for those eager to enter this astonishing world again, comes the Author’s Preferred Text 10th Anniversary Edition. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker Awards, with a special introduction by the author, this is American Gods as Neil Gaiman always meant it to be.
Purchasing your copy of American Gods, The Tenth Anniversary Edition ahead of time guarantees a signed copy. This new edition is offered at a 20% discount; price includes applicable state sales tax. (Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.)
You may purchase a copy in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, or at The Booksmith in person, by phone (415-863-8688), online, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your printed receipt is your voucher, and may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your ticket voucher at the time of pickup. Please do not bring books purchased elsewhere.
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way at Dana (enter via courtyard on Dana), Berkeley, CA 94704
Neil Gaiman discusses his book, “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Click the link to buy tickets.
First published in 2001, “American Gods” became an instant classic and has been described as a synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World). The Tenth Anniversary Edition is a commemorative volume that has been updated and expanded.
Gaiman, who began his writing career as a journalist, is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including “Coraline,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Neverwhere,” “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” (with Sir Terry Pratchett). He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights, and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts.
This event is cosponsored by the Club’s Book & Author and Young Members Committees. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.
Price: $5; General Admission. You must present your printed ticket for admission.
Purchase your book ahead of time and guarantee a signed copy of “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.” Unsigned copies will also be for sale at the event.
Getting Your Book
The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.
All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Neil Gaiman speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio present: “One of the top ten living post-modern writers” (Dictionary of Literary Biography) takes the stage to discuss the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods, his classic work which was a New York Times bestseller in 2001 and awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards.
Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His children’s novel Coraline, published in 2002, was also a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it won the Elizabeth Burr/ Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards. Director Henry Selick made the film “Coraline,” with music provided by the band They Might Be Giants.
The literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Rebroadcast on NHPR.
A signed book is a great gift and a wonderful addition to any personal library. A book voucher is necessary for a signed copy. Purchase your book voucher ahead of time and save 10% off the retail price. Available at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall box office. Want to read the book before you hear the author speak and still get a discount? You can buy an unsigned copy as soon as RiverRun has them available for a 10% discount when you show your ticket to the show at the bookstore counter.
American Gods: $26.99 ($24.30 in advance) Buy a voucher.
Getting your Book:
Vouchers may be redeemed for books immediately following the event at The Music Hall. Vouchers may also be redeemed at RiverRun Bookstore after the evening of the event. No books will be mailed.
Prices: $13; $11 (members)
Members: noon Thu May 19
Public: noon Wed Jun 1
Buy tickets online, over the phone or in person. Members get the best seats.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Neil Gaiman hosts an evening of haunting tales from around the world, in which the everyday intersects with fantastic and magical occurrences.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:00pm
Selected Shorts: Magical Realism: The World of Marvelous Stories with Neil Gaiman
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Location: 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
$27; Member $23; 30 & Under $15 (SOLD OUT!)
Standing Room Tickets Will Be Available the Day of Show
Neil Gaiman appears on Wednesday April 13th, 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.
Join us to hear from @neilhimself (as his over 1.5 million Twitter followers know him) about writing, life, art and what became of Richard Mayhew of Neverwhere.
Free and open to the public; presented in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Also note: Doors to Rockefeller Chapel will open at 6 p.m., regardless of the weather, so plan accordingly!
Books signed by Mr. Gaiman will be for sale, but a post-event book signing will not take place.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Neil Gaiman and Audrey Niffenegger appear on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 6:00-7:00pm.
Gaiman is joined by visual artist and writer Audrey Niffenegger (Her Fearful Symmetry, The Night Bookmobile, The Time Traveler’s Wife) for a conversation about imagination and creativity.
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
Neil Gaiman and Paul Levitz speak on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.” Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.
Presented by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, Columbia University.
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY
Neil Gaiman, Jessica Abel, and Matt Madden sign Best American Comics 2010 on Thursday October 07, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
Just added: Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim)
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810