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The Mark Twain Lecture with David Sedaris

April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

David Sedaris

This event is SOLD OUT. No tickets will be available at the door.

This event is free and open to the public but you must have a ticket. Tickets are available online until Wednesday, April 13. Tickets ordered on or before April 1 will be mailed, tickets ordered April 2-13 will be available for pickup at will call in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center starting at 5 pm on the day of the event. Any tickets not picked up by 7:15 pm on the day of the event will be released. You will not be admitted without a ticket.

The 10th Annual Mark Twain Lecture with David Sedaris

David Sedaris is an American humorist, author and radio contributor. He is credited as a “master of satire” and “one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

He is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays: Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and most recently, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. His writing appears regularly in The New Yorker and twice has been included in “The Best American Essays.”

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.

David Sedaris will sign books from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and after the event. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.


“For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment.” – Mark Twain and I, Opie Read

The Twain Lecture Series has no regrets about its past, but greatly appreciates contributions to its future. Help keep the Twain Lecture Series free – donations welcome at the door or online.

“An Evening with David Sedaris” is sponsored by the Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture, St. Mary’s College’s SGA/Programs Board, the Arts Alliance, the Dept. of English, the VOICES Reading Series, the Center for the Study of Democracy, as well as the College’s Writing and Speaking Center.


April 15, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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