Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is thrilled to present three of the nation’s most well-known this summer. The collaborative program of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Public Libraries will present Sarah Vowell, Wally Lamb, and Elizabeth Berg in free events at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center.
Sarah Vowell will open this year’s series on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. 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. Vowell was a contributing editor for Public Radio International’s 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. 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.
While no tickets are required, series organizers are requesting preregistration. To register, visit http://bit.ly/OutLoud and navigate to the event dates. Alternately, patrons may contact any of the Metro Libraries or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Out Loud! authors will take questions from the audience and sign books following their presentations.
More information about the Out Loud! Author Series is available at www.metrolibrarynetwork.org/outloud.
Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is supported by the Giacoletto Foundation with media support from the Gazette and event book sales provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers.