MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray

Jul 9, 2013

Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to This American Life and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.

Davy Rothbart's stories are heard on This American Life. He also has an extensive resume of articles published in GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Grantland.  His film Medora premiered in March 2013 at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Rothbart is the final visiting author for the Murray State MFA Reading Series. His presentation Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts, at 15th and Olive, is open to all.