Sarah Vowell Kicks off Spring 2009 Presidential Series

Best-selling author and social observer Sarah Vowell will entertain audience members with her unique storytelling abilities and satirical humor.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Sarah Vowell is the acclaimed author of four best-selling books

Sarah Vowell is the acclaimed author of four best-selling books and has been a contributing editor for public radio's "This American Life" since 1996.

Texas Tech University hosts best-selling author Sarah Vowell at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building.

Vowell will host a reading and commentary that will delight the audience with her satirical humor and storytelling ability as part of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Her wide breadth of experience includes writing five books, contributing to NPR’s “This American Life” and providing the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in Brad Bird's Academy Award-winning “The Incredibles,” a Pixar Animation Studios film.

“Sarah Vowell is one of a kind, a singular storyteller with a quirky sense of humor,” Jo Moore, administrator for the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, said.
“The series is pleased to present such a fine talent, and her appearance next week is generating a lot of excitement across campus and in the community.”

This event is free and open to the public with a reception and book signing to follow. Reservations are requested at (806) 742-0706 ext. 401.

The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series was created to enrich the lives of Texas Tech University students and the Lubbock community. More information on Spring 2009 lectures and performances.