Billy Collins

Newport Beach Library

Name your favorite funny poet, whom you’ve heard crack wise on A Prairie Home Companion—and we’ll bet it’s Billy Collins. See and hear the former U.S. Poet Laureate at yet another great event at Newport Beach Library Foundation’s Martin W. Witte Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series. Be further entertained pronouncing the name of the late local philanthropist (yup, “witty”) whose family honors his love of the written word while laughing out loud to Collins’ remarkable work, which you might have read in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Witty? You bet! Also ironic, idiomatic, smart and deadpan fun. Collins will lecture, then sign his books. Tell him Martin sent you.
Fri., Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., 2011

 
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