Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland, and his work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer. His forthcoming book of personal essays is called My Heart is an Idiot, out in September 2012, from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Los Angeles, California. Peter Rothbart is an award-winning songwriter, and the frontman for folk/rock group The Poem Adept. His third solo album, You Are What You Dream, will be released in fall 2012, and his music was featured in McSweeney's Wholphin DVD and the 2012 documentary film Mister Rogers & Me. He is also an editor at FOUND Magazine, and the executive director of the urban gardening organization We Patch. He lives in Seattle, Washington. At this performance, Davy will read from his stories and personal essays, and from Found magazine. Peter plays songs based on some of the Found notes.
Caitlin Horrocks, firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator, Grand Valley Writers Series