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Calling All New York Area Word Lovers!

Tonight (Thursday, October 23rd), the New York Public Library is hosting an event of particular interest to the Visual Thesaurus community. The always entertaining writer Roy Blount Jr. will be speaking about "Words: Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts," which is the subject of his new book, Alphabet Juice. Tickets for the event are still available, and the NYPL is offering free complimentary admission to all Visual Thesaurus subscribers! Full details below.

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library Presents:

Roy Blount Jr. & Jean Strouse
Words: Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts

Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m., Berger Forum (Room 227), The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

The mischievous and gifted wordsmith Roy Blount Jr. talks with Jean Strouse about his forthcoming book, Alphabet Juice, which has already been dubbed "hilarious, brilliant, provocative and suaviloquent."  Don't miss this rare New York City appearance!

Roy Blount Jr., a regular guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" has written 20 previous books, including Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South and Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story.  Jean Strouse is the Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and the distinguished author of Morgan, American Financier and Alice James, A Biography.

TICKETS: $15 General Admission; $10 Library Donors and Seniors. FREE for students with valid identification, and for Visual Thesaurus subscribers: please enter "BLOUNT" at checkout for complimentary admission.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting Smarttix at www.smarttix.com or by calling the Smarttix box office at (212) 868-4444. Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.

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Thursday October 23rd 2008, 8:41 AM
Comment by: Paula E.
Is someone going to write an article about the eventFor all of us non-New Yorkers? I love Roy Blount Jr. on "Wait Wait..." He's one of my favorites.
Saturday October 25th 2008, 4:21 AM
Comment by: Ercolino
I live in the past. Good luck Thursday, Roy !
Saturday April 4th 2009, 1:19 PM
Comment by: A. Z.
All I can say is, "Good luck!"

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