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David Sedaris to return to the Arkansas Literary Festival

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After appearing in October 2009 to benefit the Arkansas Literary Festival, David Sedaris is coming back to Little Rock, this time as the closing speaker at the festival on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which range from $40-$50, go on sale on Dec. 1.

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Best-selling author David Sedaris will return to Little Rock on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 7 p.m., at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center to close the Arkansas Literary Festival. The one-night-only event will benefit the Arkansas Literary Festival, and tickets will be on sale beginning December 1, 2010.

Sedaris is "the preeminent humorist of his generation," according to Entertainment Weekly. He will be reading from his many books as well as his new work, answering audience questions, and signing books after the presentation. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, Sedaris' latest, is currently the number one book on Amazon's comic literature and fiction list.

The Literary Festival hosted Sedaris' first visit to central Arkansas in October, 2009, when more than 1,300 people attended.

Beginning December 1, tickets for An Evening with David Sedaris may be purchased at any branch of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), or by calling 918-3009. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ArkansasLiteraryFestival.org or www.cals.org. Tickets for the floor level will be $50, and $40 for the balcony.

The eighth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, a mixture of sessions, workshops, panels, and special events, will be held April 7-13, 2011. Authors will be announced in February. More information about the Festival is available at www.ArkansasLiteraryFestival.org. The Festival is a program of the Central Arkansas Library System.

CALS libraries in Little Rock include: Main Library, 100 Rock Street; Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road; Fletcher Library, 823 North Buchanan Street; Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive; Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle; Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street; and McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road. CALS libraries in surrounding communities include: Max Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville; Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Drive, Maumelle; Esther D. Nixon Library, 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville; Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood.

For more information contact Susan Hill Gele at 918-3086.

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