Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) and Timothy Gager to read at Wellesley Booksmith
October 28, 2010
Join Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story, and his friend, author/poet Timothy Gager for a dynamic dual presentation! Ned Vizzini, who has spoken to hundreds of schools, will be speaking at Wellesley Booksmith about his book, writing, mental health and, of course, the recent release of his cool based-...on-the-book movie, also called It's Kind of a Funny Story, starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, and Emma Roberts. Timothy Gager, host of a popular Cambridge open mike literary series, will be reading from his soon to be published An Angry Psychologist's Thursday Appointments. This event is appropriate for young adults and older. Ned Vizzini is the author of three acclaimed young adult books: It's Kind of a Funny Story (now a major motion picture from Focus Feat), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... Ned has spoken at over 200 schools, universities, and libraries around the world about writing and mental health. He writes about books in the New York Times Book Review and the L Magazine. His work has been translated into seven languages. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on his experience at the movie premiere, see ned-vizzini.livejournal.com or Ned's website, www.nedvizzini.com. Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short fiction and poetry. His latest, Treating a Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions, features over forty stories, many previously published in various literary magazines. He has hosted the popular Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the last ten years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His work has appeared in Night Train, McSweeneys, Hobart, Twelve Stories, Word Riot, Skive, Dogzplot, Six Sentences, 55 Word, and many, many others! He has had over 200 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007, of which eight have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He currently lives in Dedham, MA. For more information on Timothy, see www.timothygager.com.