The Fayetteville Public Library will welcome author, actor, and activist Peter Coyote for an author talk on Friday, May 1 at 7pm. Coyote will discuss his life, his work, and his activism. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm for seating. Coyote will also facilitate a writing workshop at the library on Saturday, May 2. Registration is required for the workshop; register online at www.faylib.org.
Peter Coyote is an accomplished author and entertainer who is best known for his appearances in films like E.T., Erin Brockovich, and A Walk to Remember, his voice-work in the Ken Burns projects The Roosevelts, The Dust Bowl, Prohibition, and The National Parks, and his tireless political activism interests.
His most recent book The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education was described by Kirkus as a “descriptively brilliant biographical odyssey,” and his bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall, centers on his life during the counter-culture revolution in the 1960s. His talk at FPL will focus on his “re-estimation of the 1960’s”.
Peter Coyote will lead a writing workshop and discussion on The Art of Memoir Writing Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 am. Learn techniques that will help you build a connection with your reader, focus your narratives, and write your life story in a way that captivates your audience. The workshop is free. Register online at www.faylib.org or call the library at 479.856.7250.
Peter Coyote’s visit is made possible through a partnership with the University Of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College Of Arts and Sciences’ 2015 McIlroy Family Visiting Professorship in the Performing and Visual Arts. Coyote will spend the week of April 27 through May 2 facilitating workshops and classes in political science, film, theatre, and English, visiting with FHS high school drama students, and meeting with community leaders in Northwest Arkansas. Coyote’s visit to FPL is made possible by the support of Hayden McIlroy.