Frederick Reads presents

Frederick Reads: Bill Bryson

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March 5, 2017 7:30 pm

FREE - No tickets required
7:30 PM - Speech with Q&A
8:30 PM - Book signing (60 minutes)

“Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” -Chicago Sun Times

Bestselling author Bill Bryson has established himself as one of the worlds most beloved and prolific commentators by finding delight in the minutiae of travel and the subtleties of culture. He has chronicled everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail in the immensely popular “A Walk in the Woods” – named one of TIME magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books” – to capturing the zeitgeist of the Roaring Twenties in “One Summer: America 1927.”

Bryson shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with “Notes from a Small Island,” a humorous travel book that takes readers on an exploration of Great Britain, which was also adapted for television. He received further widespread recognition for “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” a book widely acclaimed for its approachable communication of science. With more than twenty books in circulation, it is his unique comic sensibility that continues to entertain.

For all the acclaim, the award-winning Bryson is as unassuming as any Iowa-born, British citizen can be. He charms audiences with the same warmth, goofy wit, and dry, self-effacing humor that has made his work so universally appealing.

The film adaptation of Bryson’s popular book “A Walk in the Woods” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte premiered in September 2015.

Presented in part by:

C Burr Artz TrustFCPL.LOGO_1P_CMYK  Frederick Community College
Maryland State Arts Council Plamondon Hospitality Partners

10 thoughts on “Frederick Reads: Bill Bryson

  1. Is this, then, a “first come, first served” event, with no reservations needed? Won’t that mean many may be turned away? I ask because I would be coming from Hanover, PA…

    • That is correct. This is General Admission Seating. As we seat close to 1200, we do not expect this to be an issue for seating.

      • Is it still your assessment that there will be plenty of capacity for the Bryson event? He’s been successful at entertaining worldwide for so long, it’s easy to imagine a huge turnout.


        • That is correct. We do expect a robust attendance that evening. Event begins at 7:30 PM, and we should begin seating the house approximately 30 minutes prior to then.

    • There are no tickets and no space to reserve. Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. We do not anticipate this becoming a capacity crowd.

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