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Community Speaker Series: "Romantic Comedy" with Curtis Sittenfeld

Community Speaker Series: "Romantic Comedy" with Curtis Sittenfeld In-Person

In bestselling author CURTIS SITTENFELD’s much-loved new novel, she explores – with her typically keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page – the neurosis-inducing and heart-fluttering wonder of love, while slyly dissecting the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age. Sittenfeld sits down with Sun Valley Writers’ Conference Literary Director JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ – a former professor of hers at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as it happens – to discuss what makes Romantic Comedy a romantic comedy, her approach to genre and craft in previous novels such as American Wife, Rodham, and Eligible, and other stories from her literary journey.

Presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Writers' Conference, the Community Speaker Series welcomes speakers from the annual conference to The Community Library for a free community event. This year's series features Javier Zamora on July 19 and Curtis Sittenfeld on July 25.

Registration is required to save your seat. A book signing will follow each event. This program will also be livestreamed. Click here to watch online (no registration needed for online only). A recording will be available to watch following the event.

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of six novels, including Prep, American Wife, Eligible and Rodham, and one story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books have been selected by The New York Times, Time, EW, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, picked for Reese Witherspoon’s book club, optioned for television and film, and translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Best American Short Stories anthology, of which she was the 2020 guest editor. Her seventh novel, Romantic Comedy, will be published in April 2023. She lives with her family in Minneapolis.

Photo credit: Ackerman + Gruber.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Lectures & Conversations  
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Registration will close two hours before the event. We do anticipate some room for walk-ins, and we will fill any vacant seats five minutes before the program begins.

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