John Updike(!?) lecture next Tuesday UPDATE – RIP

UpdikeAcclaimed American author John Updike, author of the Rabbit series, the short story “A & P,” The Witches of Eastwick, and frequent contributor to the New Yorker, will appear Tuesday at the Crest Theater as part of the California Lectures series. Garrison Keillor, that old salt, was a recent lecturer too. And in February, Lemony Snicket! Though not in character.

Seems like a pretty unique opportunity to see and hear a legend like Updike. I doubt he uses the C-word as much in his lectures as he used to in his books. If you have never read Witches of Eastwick I really recommend it; it was the first Updike book I ever read (I have not seen the movie, I take my filmed witch entertainment in the form of Supernatural). There appears to be a sequel book out.

John Frickin’ Updike
Crest Theater
November 11, 2008 7:30 PM
$27, yowza

Update 1/27/09: Mr. Updike passed away this morning at age 76.

Author: CoolDMZ

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2 thoughts on “John Updike(!?) lecture next Tuesday UPDATE – RIP”

  1. “What’s your name?”

    “My name is John Updike.”

    “Whoa, Whoa… I didn’t ask for your life story.”

    I will buy a steak dinner for anyone that tells him “Shut Up, Updike!” during the lecture.

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