Playwright, author, radio star, and retired elf David Sedaris may be the most brilliantly witty New Yorker since Dorothy Parker. Just ask his father.
—Helen Eisenbach, New York Magazine

Author and commentator David Sedaris brings his incisive wit and outrageous satire to Portland on Saturday, November 21st for a special engagement to benefit the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and Portland Arts & Lectures. The program begins at 7:30 pm at the NW Cultural Center (1819 NW Everett). A book signing will be held in the lobby after the lecture. Tickets are $20 Reserved; $14 General Admission; $12 PICA Members and PAL Subscribers; $10 Students. Tickets can be purchased through Portland Arts & Lectures or by calling 227-2583.

David Sedaris burst into the national spotlight in 1992 when he read his SantaLand Diaries, a hilarious account of his experiences as a Macy’s elf, on National Public Radio. Since then, he has written three collections of autobiographical essays, Barrel Fever (1995), Naked (1997), and Holidays on Ice, which has just been released in paperback. He is also the author of five plays which he co-produced with his sister, Amy, at the legendary Cafe La Mama in New York and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He continues to entertain the nation with his wry and witty observations of American culture as a commentator for NPR. In his Portland appearance, Sedaris will read from a new collection of essays inspired by his recent move from New York to Paris.

For more information, please call PICA at 242-1419 or Portland Arts & Lectures at 227-2583.