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An Evening with David Sedaris
A Special Event to Benefit CCA Scholarships
Thursday, October 29, 8 pm

David Sedaris, best-selling author and NPR commentator, will appear at a special benefit reading for CCA on October 29 at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at Marin Center. The evening will include a reading from new and unpublished materials, a book signing, and, for leadership donors to the event, a special cocktail reception with the author.

Sedaris’s sardonic wit and incisive social critiques have made him one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice as well as the best-selling collections of personal essays When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. His original radio pieces can be heard on National Public Radio’s This American Life.

“We are thrilled to have David come to the Bay Area to help us raise funds for student scholarships,” said CCA President Stephen Beal. “I have known him for many years, and he is not only one of the funniest and smartest writers working today, but also a former art school student. With this event we hope to raise $100,000 in much-needed financial aid to support talented young artists, architects, designers, and writers who are earning their degrees at CCA.”

David Sedaris is graciously waiving his speaking fee to ensure that the maximum amount generated from ticket sales, leadership gifts, and sponsorships will go directly to students in need.

General-admission tickets to the reading and book signing are $35 and are available through the Marin Center box office (415.499.6800) or at Ticketmaster.com. The book signing is sponsored by Book Passage.

Trustee Kay Kimpton Walker will chair a special prereading cocktail party for donors of $250 or more. Attendance is limited; for tickets please contact CCA’s Advancement Office at 510.594.3604 or [email protected].

Event sponsorships are available for donations of $5,000 and $10,000. Please call 510.594.3604 or email [email protected].

Official Website: http://www.cca.edu/calendar/evening-david-sedaris

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