Join us on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. for the kick-off of Indy’s Big Read with author Jay Jennings as he explores the life and legacy of True Grit author Charles Portis. Jay Jennings is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Lowbrow Reader, Garden & Gun, Travel & Leisure and Oxford American.
His Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, collected the reportage, travel writing, short stories and drama by the novelist best-known for True Grit. The collection was named Book of the Year for 2012 by Books & Culture, and the New York Times Book Review called it “a thoughtfully composed selection of published work spiced with rare and fresh material.” A book signing will follow.
Eiteljorg members – Free
Non-members/General Public – Talk included with admission to the museum