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An Evening with Sarah Vowell


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Saturday November 9th

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. Her most recent book and the evening’s topic is titled Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. 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 utopian dreamers, pop music, and the odd cranky cartographer.

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 is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times.

Vowell is also the voice for Violet Parr in Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles and Incredibles 2.

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