BOOK/MARK: Matthew Dicks, TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE
February 27 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
Eight reasons you should come hear Matthew Dicks talk about his brand-new novel TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE, a heartfelt story — told entirely in list form — about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family:
- Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Twenty-one Truths About Love, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling and the upcoming The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide.
- He is the humor columnist for Seasons magazine and a columnist for Slate magazine. He also has been published in Reader’s Digest, The Hartford Courant, Parents magazine, and The Huffington Post.
- When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a speaking coach, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach, and a Lord of Sealand. He has been teaching for 21 years and is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.
- He’s a 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. One of his stories has also appeared on PBS’s Stories From the Stage. He has also told stories for This American Life, TED, The Colin McEnroe Show, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Literary Death Match, The Mouth, and many others.
- He is also the co-founder and creative director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England. He teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, universities, religious institutions, and school districts around the world. He has most recently taught at Yale University, The University of Connecticut Law School, Purdue University, The Connecticut Historical Society, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Miss Porter’s School, The Berkshire School, and Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.
- It’s going to be a really fun evening, including a book sale and signing.
- Tickets are only $5. Get yours here!