— Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Fall Main Event Speaker Series kicks off with acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Main Library, 60 South High St., in downtown Akron.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chast’s cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than 1,000. She wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestseller “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award. Her other books include “What I Hate: From A to Z,” “Theories of Everything,” and her latest, “Going Into Town – A Love Letter To New York.”
There will be a Q&A after Chast’s presentation, and a book-signing. Books will be available for purchase.
The Main Event Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of Main Library. The events are free and open to the public. Upcoming speakers include Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Political Correspondent and New York Times Bestselling Author, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and novelist and journalist Malu Halasa, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. For info, visit www.akronlibrary.org.