One of Redding's better-known residents will treat an intimate audience to excerpts from his most recent memoir next month.
On March 9, comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black will give a reading of You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humilitations at the Mark Twain Library. Tickets to the event—which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.—are available for $20, but they're limited.
"This is intended to be a cozy, intimate gathering in our lovely library," Pam Robey, a trustee of the library, told Patch. "We have room for about 90; some seats remain but they are going fast."
Robey, who organized the event, said 100 percent of the proceeds from it will benefit the Mark Twain Library Wit & Wisdom Scholarship. The scholarship, Robey said, is "awarded each year to a high school junior or senior who is an out-of-the-box thinker."
Black, Robey said, as an author of children's books is no stranger to reading at the library.
"In the past he has done readings for children," she said.
The event came together because of the fact Redding is a small town, Robey said.
"It's pretty easy to get to know each other around here," she said. "Reddingites are very friendly and community-oriented. Michael has been very involved with his children's schools [and] classrooms, so he is known around the community."
In addition to reading excerpts from his memoir, Robey said it's possible he might share a few new vignettes as well.
Following the event, there will be a wine and beer reception with a book signing by the author.
The reading is sponsored by the Redding Roadhouse, the Georgetown Package Store and the Joel Barlow High School PTSA.
Those interested in attending the reading can register online here, or by calling the library at 203.938.2545.