|Roy Blount, Jr.|
Roy Blount, Jr. will share 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 at the next Mark My Words event at the Mark Twain House.
Blount's writing subjects have ranged from the Pittsburgh Steelers ("About Three Bricks Shy of a Load") to the film "Duck Soup" to two examinations of words, usage, and letters themselves in "Alphabet Juice and Alphabetter Juice."
He 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 at the event which will be held in the MTH auditorium 7:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 17. A VIP reception will be help prior at 6 pm.
Tickets: $25 MTH Members - Discounted advance ticket sales for members only will be available on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10 am; marktwainhouse.org; 860-280-3112; $30 General Public - On sale Monday, Sept.12 at 10 am; $75 VIP Reception with Roy Blount, Jr. - "Save room for pie," coffee, and conversation and VIP tickets include priority seating.