In Conversation With…

Two literary events are upcoming: Wes will be in conversation with Sarah Vowell on Wednesday, October 21 and with David Hare on Thursday, November 5, at the Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia PA.

Sarah Vowell has been praised for her “learned, engagingly discursive, funny, sometimes even jolly” (New York Times Book Review) writing style. She is a contributing editor for National Public Radio’s This American Life. She is the author of The Partly Cloudy PatriotTake the CannoliAssassination Vacation, and Unfamiliar Fishes, and has been published in The Village VoiceEsquire, and the Los Angeles Times. Her new book, Lafayette In The Somewhat United States, offers a frank and funny portrait of the French hero of the American Revolution and his insightful 1824 return to a young country.

Sir David Hare is considered Britain’s leading contemporary playwright; he has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the 2015 Tony for Best Revival for Skylight. His more than 30 celebrated plays, including Amy’s View, The Blue Room, Racing Demon, and Plenty, have run on Broadway, in the West End, and at the National Theatre. Two of his many scripts, The Hours and The Reader, were nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards. In his debut memoir, The Blue Touch Paper, Sir David traces the postwar English events and people that led to his breakthrough success as a playwright.

Both events start at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call 215-567-4341.