On Thursday, April 12th, the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis welcomes essayist, journalist, humorist, and author of, all told, 22 books Roy Blount Jr. He'll be reading from his work (and perhaps from his latest work, Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text
?) at 8 p.m. in the school's University Center (Room 300). His books will be available for sale, Blount will sign them, refreshments will be served, and a book raffle will be held. The next day, Friday the 13th, at 10:30 a.m., Blount will be interviewed in Patterson Hall (Room 456). Thursday's and Friday's events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-2651 or contact U of M associate professor of English Cary Holladay at email@example.com.